Following Christ through worship, study, prayer, fellowship and service
Worship – Christian worship joyfully ascribes all praise and honor, glory and power to the triune God. In worship the people of God acknowledge God present in the world and in their lives. As they respond to God’s claim and redemptive action in Jesus Christ, believers are transformed and renewed. In worship the faithful offer themselves to God and are equipped for God’s service in the world.
Prayer – Prayer is a conscious opening of the self to God, who initiates communion and communication with us. Prayer is receiving and responding, speaking and listening, waiting and acting in the presence of God. In prayer we respond to God in adoration, in thanksgiving, in confession, in supplication, in intercession, and in self-dedication.
Biblical Study – The church confesses the Scriptures to be the Word of God written, witnessing to God’s self-revelation. Where that Word is read and proclaimed, Jesus Christ the Living Word is present by the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. We study and meditate upon scripture to obey God more faithfully.
Fellowship & Hospitality – The ancient church was a church that worshipped God and met together in fellowship. Numerous biblical accounts of this can be found. Today’s church should be the same, giving members and the community opportunities to worship together and join in fellowship.
Service – In communal and personal worship God calls people to faith and discipleship. Those responding to this call offer themselves and the gifts which God has given them to be used in the life of the community of faith for ministries to the world and to one another. We give of our money, our time and our talents to a number of local ministries and support ministries throughout the world.