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Commitment

In all ministries, for all ages, it’s our desire to live out the Christ's mission through 3 commitments:

1. We will be Gospel-centered. We recognize that there are many examples in Scripture of those who were committed to the Word of God but not to Jesus Christ himself. As the person and work of Jesus Christ separate Christianity from every other world religion, we will treasure Christ and glorify God by repenting of our sins and trusting only in Jesus Christ for salvation (Rm 5:1-11; 10:17; 1 Cor 2:1-5; 2 Cor 5:20-21). In a desire to continue in obedience, we will commit to rehearsing the gospel message so as to remember God’s greatness, our own lack, and the perfectly sufficient gift of Christ’s self-sacrifice to redeem us. In this way we will walk in joy and thanksgiving as we seek to honor God.

2. We will be Bible-saturated. This is more than a commitment to expository preaching. We also commit to have the Scriptures read, sung, prayed and seen in the ordinances as we gather in corporate worship (Eph 5:25-7; Col 3:16; Jas 1:22). This means that whatever we are doing, from the most in-depth theological study to the simplest gospel presentation in a kindergarten class, the Word of God will be central.

3. We will be prayerfully dependent. Certainly, prayer is a crucial part of the individual believer’s life, but we must also come together as a church body in prayer to seek God’s direction, power, and blessing. Prayer is not just helpful, it is a command (1 Sam 12:23; 1 Thes 5:17; Tm 2:1-8). So we must be a praying church to come together in unity and see God work powerfully among us and through us.