We believe that the church is called to be an extension of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ on earth, as a community of believers who worship God and reach out to the world. To do this, we must hold on to the biblical imperatives and we also need to be culturally relevant, bringing biblical truth to life in the 21st century.
There are four biblical imperatives for the church, set forth in the Scripture:
I. Worshiping God is the main purpose of the church, and worship includes proclaiming His worthiness in word and deed. Our songs, our prayers, our submissive attitudes, our daily living are all acts of worship. We believe that worship is not an event or a fleeting feeling, but a lifestyle that honors God and places Him at the center of everything we do.
II. Edification of the believers through sound biblical teaching aims at developing a Christlike character. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God that reveals us the Person and plan of God, and provides a moral compass for our lives. Edification is achieved through Bible study, preaching and teaching appropriate for all age groups.
III. Fellowship is both a source of strength for the believers and a witness for the world. Our love for one another is a strong testimony about the redeeming love of God for us and about the presence of the Holy Spirit who produces fruit in us. The community of believers rejoices in the fellowship and provides an environment of acceptance and encouragement in which each believer thrives.
IV. Evangelism is simply the sharing of the Good News that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, that He loves people and has created them for fellowship with Him. The motivation for evangelism is a genuine love for God and for our fellow men.