values

Our church is a gathered assembly of believers in Jesus Christ committed to and characterized by the following five values:

 

UNAPOLOGETIC PREACHING

 

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

 

The public proclamation of God’s Word is central to Christian worship. As such, we are strongly committed to preaching which unpacks, unfolds, explains, and applies the meaning of the text of Scripture…

 

We proclaim the authority of God’s Word and the exclusivity of Christ’s Gospel, and we do it without apology. 

 

“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” - 2 Timothy 4:2

 

UNASHAMED WORSHIP

 

We are created to make much of God, not to exalt ourselves. Nowhere is this made clearer and truer than in the corporate worship of the church.

 

Our worship is centered around the expository preaching of the Word of God. Our music is designed to support and lift up congregational singing, as we prepare our hearts for, and then respond to the truth of, what God has revealed to us in His Word…

 

We unashamedly lift high the Name of Jesus.

 

“Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Ephesians 5:19-20  

 

UNCEASING PRAYER 

 

We believe firmly in the power of prayer, because we believe firmly in the power of the God to whom we pray. We can accomplish nothing on our own, but are completely dependent on God for everything…

 

We acknowledge this dependence on our God by giving ourselves continually and wholeheartedly to prayer.

 

“Pray without ceasing.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

UNPRETENTIOUS FELLOWSHIP 

 

We want our community to be marked by honesty, grace, forgiveness, humility, and harmony.  

Our desire is to create a church culture where we don’t have to pretend to be more than we are. Yes, we challenge one another to walk in holiness, but we strive to do so knowing that we are all sinners in need of grace. We love one another in spite of our flaws, dealing gently and patiently with one another in our weaknesses…

 

We acknowledge that we are all alike, stumbling, suffering sinners, and the ground is levelled at the foot of the cross. 

 

“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” - Galatians 6:2

 

UNAFRAID WITNESS 

 

The Holy Spirit gives us boldness to testify to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We proclaim, herald, profess, announce and declare that Christ lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death, and rose again in victory over the grave. Now, all who trust in Him will be saved.

 

Scattering throughout our neighbourhoods and communities, we live on mission for Jesus, telling the good news to our friends, neighbours, co-workers, family members, and anybody and everybody who will give us a hearing…

 

We preach Christ, for there is no other Name under heaven by which we must be saved.

 

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” - Acts 1:8