"Proclaiming Good News of Great Joy for All People"
Members of the church seek to grow close to God through regular fellowship characterized by biblical patterns of worship, teaching, relationships and service.
Worship features numerous expressions of devotion to God, taking into consideration both traditional and contemporary practices. Services are conducted in a relaxed yet reverent atmosphere, with emphasis placed on genuine spirituality rather than form or appearance.
The church places great importance on teaching that is accurately derived from careful examination and exploration of the entire Bible, emphasizing the essentials of a right relationship with God.
Quality relationships are highly esteemed, with individuals and families seeking to relate properly to God and each other.
Members are encouraged to be full of respect, concern, and openness towards one another and to cultivate appropriate intimacy and accountability. The church desires unity of purpose and spirit while recognizing the value of diversity in giftings, cultures and personalities.
Church governance is based on biblical principles and is viewed as an extension of being in right relationship with God and one another. Leaders are prayerfully selected by the body to minister, teach, and administrate; final authority and decision-making, however, belongs to the congregation.
Service to God is regarded as evidence of healthy spirituality. Members strive to respond individually and as a congregation to specific opportunities as God leads and equips, in order to carry the message of the gospel into the community and the world.