Divinely Loved and Devotedly Loving
(1 John. 4:19; Mark. 12:29-31)
Being and Making Disciples of Jesus
Freedom in Christ —“In Faith, Unity; In Opinions, Liberty; in all things, Love”
Faith = Clear guidance of the Lord through the Word
Opinions = Different understandings of the Word (areas where honest efforts to serve the Lord leave us in disagreement)
Restoring New Testament Christianity–“A Restoration of the Ancient Order of Things”
Expressing our “acts of worship” the same way the early Christians did as observed in the New Testament to the glory of God and to provide a platform for unity among all Christians without creating a creed or barrier to unity by insisting others do as we do, but by offering a Biblical basis upon which we can all acknowledge our allegiance to Christ.
God’s Guidance –“Where the Bible Speaks We Speak, Where the Bible is Silent We Are Silent”
In order to promote the cause of Christ we speak the truths of God’s Word in the spirit of love (Ephesians 4:15).
In order to allow the freedom we value though we recognize differences among Christians in teaching and practice, we accept one another as Christ has accepted us (Rom. 14:1; 15:7) even when the Bible does not give clear guidance for one individual/group and or the other.
Grace–“Christians Only, Not the Only Christians”
Against the partisan spirit that wants to rank and or divide the body of Christ, though we do not agree and can not practice some things that other Christians promote and practice, we do not presume to judge others who call Jesus Lord (Romans 14:4).
The Ministry of Reconciliation–“No Creed but Christ, No Book but the Bible, No Law but Love, No Name but the Divine”
We do not make “brand” Christians. We practice and preach the Word of God in order to bring men and women to faith in Christ allowing God’s grace to save them.