Pursue the Father
We strive to do everything centered in knowing and pursing Fellowship with God. 1 John 1:3 (TPT) “…For truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus, the Anointed One.” The degree to which you can make God known is limited only by the degree to which you know Him! The Bible is God’s inspired word, the authoritative and trustworthy rule of faith and practice for all Christians. We believe anointed teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives and in the church.
Present Jesus & the Cross
We believe people matter to God, and therefore, they matter us. So, we make every effort to be culturally relevant yet doctrinally pure and pursue hearing the voice of God in Presenting Jesus the Son of God and the lifegiving work of the Cross.
We believe the ministry gift of the evangelist should be present in the local church to inspire, train members, and release the spirit of evangelism within the local church.
Partner with the Holy Spirit
We believe in the importance of being Holy Spirit-filled, Spirit-built, and being Spirit-led. We desire to be a church that depends on the Holy Spirit to take risks and live out God’s Word rather than play it safe. A church that trains people to be movers and shakers for Jesus by being Led by the Spirit, operating in the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and ministering in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We value the prophetic voice of God to proclaim His purpose and plans for His church and the nations
Persist in Prayer Intercession
We seek to be a house of Prayer for all nations. We love to engage in prayer as a constant practice and discipline. Prayer is a pipeline through which the Holy Spirit works. We believe every believer is an intercessor. Prayer is the motor or powerhouse to our church life. We pray in faith (Mark 11:22-24). We pray in the Spirit (Eph 6:18-19; Jude 1:20). We pray out loud in concert when we gather. We also couple our prayers with regular times of fasting, individually and as a church.
Principled in Humility, Honor, & the Fear of the Lord
We live to Honor God and Honor His commandment. We desire to learn and unashamedly seek to live in a healthy, reverential fear of the Lord. We desire to walk in holiness a life that is set apart through the work of the Holy Spirit, holy and without blemish, pressing on towards maturity longing and yearning for the coming of the Bridegroom, and making every effort to get ready for the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
Servant Leaders are people who first lead themselves well in the teachings of Jesus and then serve their gifting and anointings.
We intentionally welcome and receive Ephesians model of five-fold ministry of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher who equip and empower people for the work of the ministry and transformation into the image of Jesus.
We desire to send ambassadors into the world of business, government, family, religion, media, education, & entertainment.
We want to take the lead in generosity. We give out of our time, talents, and treasure. Tithing is only the beginning of giving, but we love to give sacrificially and with faith. We believe in the Supernatural Power to be debt free and live in abundance. We believe the scriptures teach that we are stewards of all we have. With our stewardship, we are to learn how to manage our finances according to kingdom principles, believing it is right to sow liberally and reap abundantly, thus releasing abundance into and through the church.
Passionate in Worship & Arts
We seek to become a people marked by hunger and thirst for God. A people who taste the awe-inspiring presence of God and seek to hide & abide in the secret place. We desire to express thanksgiving, praise and worship through energetic styles of music with biblical expressions of clapping, shouting, singing, dancing, lifting hands, bowing, kneeling and the prophetic song of the Lord. We welcome the Holy Spirit creativity in worship through prophetic arts & dance.
Pure in Relationships
We desire to be a church that is relational and not transactional. We make a habit of fellowshipping weekly in our Sunday services and also in a smaller community during the week called Life Groups.
We further express this commitment to relationships in building and strengthening the biblical concept of marriage between a man and a woman. We believe God is restoring the natural family by turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers (Malachi 4:6).
Pilot a multi-ethnic, City reaching, International Church
A multi-enthnic, international church is …
1. A Testimony to the city and to the world of the reconciling power of the Holy Spirit.
2. To be an answer to the prayer of Jesus for unity. [John 17:2]
3.To follow the New Testament pattern of the Church. [Acts 1:8, Acts 2]
We desire is to reach our metro region with the Gospel of faith, hope & Love. This means the church is to be a community-minded and community-serving church, to be involved in the local happenings of the city from its economic to educational foundations.
Pastor a Revival & Reformation Culture
Becoming a church where dreams come alive. We make every effort to magnify the goodness of God and His power. We desire to see faith for the supernatural restored in the life of every believer, releasing the biblical promise of signs, wonders, breakthroughs, healings and miracles. We contend for the supernatural through teaching, prayer, fasting and moving in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are people, who are hungry for a move of God, and desire everyone encounter the presence and power of God.
Purposeful in Discipling Nations
The Nations are in our hearts. God has called us to raise up disciples in the nations, and also disciple nations into the teachings of Jesus.
We desire to engage in world missions through training, giving financially, sending out of missionaries (both short and long-term), church-planting, and educational and biblical schools
“Make the House and everything in it from the designs which I will give you”
Exodus 25:9 BBE
“Core values” are similar to the divider lines on the road…they help keep us on track and remind us when we get out of bounds. “Core values” can be analogized to a river bank…they don’t impede the flow of ministry, but they do guide it in a certain direction. They influence our decisions & everyday ministry plans. They navigate staffing and budget issues. In short they keep us focused on the unique call God has give us as an International church in Columbia, South Carolina, USA