Matthew 22:37-38; Romans 5:5-16; Ephesians 3:20-21; 1 Peter 2:9
Worship is truly our most important purpose as a church. That is because worship is the most important purpose of our lives. Worship is the reason for our existence. Worship is to glorify something or someone by loving it with everything we have. When we love God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength, we are worshiping Him, and it impacts every area of our lives. As the church, we need to continually worship God for who He is and for what He's done.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:12-15; Ephesians 3:14-21
This is the goal of the church’s mission. We are called to make fully devoted disciples of Jesus through evangelism and discipleship. Evangelism results in people's salvation (justification), and discipleship fosters believers' spiritual growth (sanctification). We recognize that making disciples is impossible apart from the saving and sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. In addition, we also believe baptism is an important first step of a disciple's growth.
Matthew 22:39; John 13:31-35; Romans 12:9-21; Galatians 6:10
The church is called to show sincere love for one another and for our neighbours. Jesus said this is the second greatest commandment (after loving God). Christ's love, displayed on the cross, provides the definition, the example, and the means for us to love one another sacrificially.
Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:24-2:3; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 John 2
We are also called to proclaim the truth of the Gospel as often as we can. This takes place through boldly preaching and teaching of God's Word in its fullness and without compromise. The core truth of our faith is how Jesus died and rose again for us. Scripture tells us that all the riches of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ. Truth and love are the means for achieving our goal of making disciple.
Ephesians 6:18-20; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-7
There is a real spiritual battle raging around us every day. When we pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, we access God's power for the battle. We are told to pray for all people, at all times, and with all kinds of requests. Prayer is a vital part of a church's life. It is where our power comes from; as all of our power comes from God.