Verse of the Day:

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who save. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.- Zephaniah 3:17

The Congregation

A.   The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to witness to  God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying work in the world.

B.  To participate in God’s mission, this congregation as a part of the Church shall:

  1. Nurture its’ members in the Word of God so as to grow in faith and hope and love, to see daily life as the primary setting for the exercise of their Christian calling and to use the gifts of the Spirit for their life together and for their calling in the world.

  2. Worship God in proclamation of the Word and administration of the sacraments and through living a life of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness, and service.

  3. Proclaim God’s saving Gospel of justification by grace for Christ’s sake through faith alone, according to the apostolic witness in Holy Scripture, preserving and transmitting the Gospel faithfully to future generations.

  4. Carry out Christ’s Great Commission by reaching out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ and by doing all ministry with a global awareness consistent with the understanding of God as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier of all.

  5. Serve in response to God’s love to meet human needs, caring for the sick and the aged, advocating dignity and justice for all people, working for peace and reconciliation among the nations, and standing with the poor and powerless, and committing itself to their needs.

  6. Manifest the unity given to the people of God by living together in the love of Christ and by joining other Christians in prayer and action to express and preserve the unity which the Spirit gives.

C.  To fulfill these purposes, this congregation shall:

  1. Provide services of worship at which the Word of God is preached and the sacraments are administered.

  2. Provide pastoral care and assist all members to participate in this ministry.

  3. Challenge, equip and support all members in carrying out their calling in their daily lives and in their congregation.

    1. sacraments and through living a life of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness, and service.

    2. Proclaim God’s saving Gospel of justification by grace for Christ’s sake through faith alone, according to the apostolic witness in Holy Scripture, preserving and transmitting the Gospel faithfully to future generations.

    3. Carry out Christ’s Great Commission by reaching out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ and by doing all ministry with a global awareness consistent with the understanding of God as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier of all.

    4. Serve in response to God’s love to meet human needs, caring for the sick and the aged, advocating dignity and justice for all people, working for peace and reconciliation among the nations, and standing with the poor and powerless, and committing itself to their needs.

    5. Manifest the unity given to the people of God by living together in the love of Christ and by joining other Christians in prayer and action to express and preserve the unity which the Spirit gives.

  4.  

    1. To fulfill these purposes, this congregation shall:

    2. Provide services of worship at which the Word of God is preached and the sacraments are administered.

    3. Provide pastoral care and assist all members to participate in this ministry.

    4. Challenge, equip and support all members in carrying out their calling in their daily lives and in their congregation.

    5. Teach the Word of God.

    6. Witness to the reconciling Word of God in Christ, reaching out to all people.

    7. Seek to respond to human needs, work for justice and peace, care for the sick and the suffering, and to be the salt and light of Christ in society.

    8. Motivate its members to provide financial support for the congregation’s ministry and the ministry of other parts of the Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC).

    9. Foster and participate in independent relationships with other congregations for the mutual upbuilding of the congregations. To foster and participate in ecumenical relationships as guided by the Holy Spirit.