Purpose: 

To be a Christ centered network committed to the Glory of God,

Leadership of the Holy Spirit and Work of Jesus Christ

 

 Mission: 

Your Partner in Ministry

 

 Vision: 

Vibrant Churches with Healthy Servant Leaders Impacting the World for Christ Jesus

 Core Values: 

 Collaborative Community demonstrated by:

  • Working together for greater results

  • Sharing needs and resources

  • Hearing God speak through others

  • Asking powerful questions

  • Valuing and encouraging input

Diversity demonstrated by:

  • Multi-ethnic and socio-economic, Christian, autonomous churches

  • Varying church models and leadership styles

  • Varying church contexts and cultures

 Innovative Thinking demonstrated by:

  • Developing and celebrating new ideas and structures

  • Applications in new contexts and cultures

  • Risk taking for Kingdom Results

 Servant Leadership as demonstrated by:

  • Equipping others with a framework for success

  • Mentoring with mercy, truth and compassion

  • Prayerful listening and encouraging

  • Meeting needs and practicing hospitality

 Core Beliefs

God 

There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. 

 

God the Father 

God as Father reigns with loving providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. 

 

God the Son 

Christ is the only eternal Son of God, fully divine. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience and sinless life.  In His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of humanity from sin.  He arose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father and is coming again. 

 

God the Holy Spirit 

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine.  He exalts Christ.  He convicts humanity of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.  He enlightens, enables and empowers the believer and the church in transformation, worship, evangelism, and service. 

 

The Scriptures 

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to humanity.  It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.  The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.  It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. 

 

Man and Woman 

Man and Woman is the special creation of God, in His own image.  He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. However, humanity sinned and lives in a fallen state.  As a result, they are separated from God and need spiritual salvation. 

 

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who repent of their sin and place their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, by grace through faith and not good works.  Heaven (with God) and Hell (Separation from God) are eternal destinations.  By His own blood sacrifice on the cross and resurrection, Jesus Christ obtained eternal redemption for the believer.  In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. 

 

The Church 

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel.  In addition, the universal Church is the body of Christ, made up of all believers in Jesus Christ from all ages. 

 

Marriage

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.  Marriage is a picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ, the Groom, with His Bride, the Church. God designed sexual intimacy exclusively for a marriage relationship between a man and a woman, and Scripture does not condone it in any other context. 

 

Sanctity of Human Life 

All human life is sacred and created by God in His image.  Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally-challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are, therefore, called to defend, protect, and value all human life.