Core Beliefs and Guiding Principles

 

Our Heart


  • Our Purpose: We exist to lead people to love God, follow Christ, connect with others, and serve the world.

  • Our Mission: We want to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

  • Our Core Beliefs:

    • God:
      There is one and only one living and true God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.

    • The Bible:
      All Scripture is completely true. All Scripture is completely correct. It tells the main beliefs that God uses to judge us. It is the true center of Christianity.

    • Man:
      Man is the special creation of God. Man is made in God’s likeness. By his free choice man sinned against God, thus bringing sin upon all of mankind.

    • Salvation:
      Salvation is given to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ by His own blood brought never-ending salvation to the believer.

    • The Church:
      A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an independent local congregation of baptized believers, who observe two ordinances – baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Our Guiding Principles:

    • God Dependence:
      We depend on God for our very existence. With Him, all things are possible. Without Him, everything is impossible.

    • Life Transformation:
      We live with the expectation that God wants us to make disciples of others through the building of relationships toward the goal of Christlikeness.

    • Kingdom Growth:
      We seek to join God in His activity in Calhoun County, America, and the world so that followers of Christ are multiplied as God builds His kingdom in and through us.
  • Our Focus:

    • The Scriptures:
      Jesus taught the masses, the disciples, and the 3 for the purpose of training them how to teach others as He had taught them.

    • Relationships:
      Jesus invested Himself into the lives of others (the 12 & the 3) for their spiritual benefit.

    • Service:
      Jesus modeled that which He taught by and through practical life situations.