Who we are
We believe that the church is a living and breathing organism; A network of people who are knit together through faith in God through Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:42-47 provides for us a snap shot of the principles that the early church lived by and we believe that these principles give us insight into what the life of the church should be like. These are the values that serve as the DNA of the Acts church.
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT WORSHIPS
Worship captures the heart of God. We believe that worship is our response to who God is and is the act of letting God know how valuable he is to us personally and in the life of the church. We believe that we are people of the presence and that God’s presence is one of the most important commodities that we have as believers. We seek to create worship experiences that are passionate, authentic, and powerful that flow out of our love for God.
John 4:23 (NIV)
WE ARE A CHURCH OF AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
We believe that God is relational and that he created us to be relational. Our vertical relationship (with God) impacts our horizontal relationships (with one another) and we love each other based on God’s love for us. The church is God’s family and we are a church built on authentic relationships with God and with people based on Jesus.
2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT PRAYS
We believe that God’s people must live in constant communication with him through prayer. We believe that prayer is conversation that involves speaking and listening and that a praying church is a powerful church. Prayer helps us to discover what God’s plans are for us and then empowers us to do his will. We must be committed to scheduled times of prayer and all that we do must be saturated in and led by prayer.
Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV)
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT IS DEVOTED
We believe that God calls us to be devoted to his every word. We believe that we are called to study the scriptures and then obey what we discover as his will. As Christians we showcase our love for God by being obedient to his word and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The bible is critical for us in that it teaches us how and in what ways we obey God. We believe that Jesus is Lord and that we are called to submit ourselves so that God gets glory out of our lives.
Jeremiah 7:23 (NIV)
WE ARE A CHURCH THAT IS GENEROUS
Our God is generous and in our quest to become more like him we are called to walk in generosity. We live out this generosity by how we give to those who are in need. We believe that it is our responsibility to find creative ways to meet the needs of under privileged populations in our community. In the bible we often see Jesus meeting the needs of people and we believe that the church is an extension of the ministry of Christ and that we are called to meet needs.
Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
The Fellowship of the Believers
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teachingand to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.They broke breadin their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Foundational verses Acts 2:42-47