Our Values

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We confess the Doctrinal Statement and Distinctives of the Evangelical Free Church of America (fuller explanation here = http://EFCAcentral.org/efca/

  • The EFCA is a believers’ church—membership consists of those who have a personal faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The EFCA is evangelical—we are committed to the inerrancy and authority of the Bible and the essentials of the gospel.
  • The EFCA embraces a humble orthodoxy—in partnership with others of like faith.
  • The EFCA believes in Christian freedom—with responsibility and accountability.
  • The EFCA believes in both the rational and relational—i.e. the head and the heart, dimensions of Christianity.
  • The EFCA affirms the right of each local church to govern its own affairs—with a spirit of interdependency with other churches.
    ————————————————-God’s transformation power principle = “The Spirit of God works the Word of God so the people of God become like the Son of God”

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WE BELIEVE

– that Jesus Christ, God the Father’s only Son, is the Savior and the Lord, and we are committed to serving Him individually and as a congregation in union with Him.
– in the 5 Solas of the Reformation: We are saved by GRACE ALONE through FAITH ALONE in CHRIST ALONE according to SCRIPTURE ALONE to the GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
– in the authority and inerrancy of Scripture:  the 66 books of the Bible are the perfect and complete Word of God, which guides our worship and every aspect of our daily lives.

OUR HEART’S DESIRE
– is that all people be brought into joyful, obedient, and eternal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Living Lord.
– Relying upon the Holy Spirit, we witness to everyone around us through word and deed, by living out the good news of the Gospel message – through evangelism, meaningful worship, scriptural preaching, Christian education, Bible study, fellowship, and helping those in need in our community and world.

WE ARE COMMITTED
– to our own spiritual growth in Christ and to holding each other accountable to God’s Word as we nurture each other, seek greater scriptural understanding, participate in outreach activities and promote responsible stewardship of time, money and resources,
– as we develop and utilize each person’s spiritual gifts for the strengthening of the congregation.
– as we strive to achieve unity of purpose, spirit and mind, as we become as one with our Lord Jesus Christ.

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