Core Values

We value incarnational living
We believe that God calls us to be the people of God living under the reign of God wherever we are. Therefore, we will practice:

 

We value the centrality of scripture
We believe that God communicates His will through the inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore, guided by the Holy Spirit, we will practice:

  • using the Scriptures as our final authority for matters of faith and life
  • using the Scriptures as our inspiration and comfort for daily life
  • using the Scriptures as the shaper of our lives
  • taking seriously cultural change as well as the authority of the Scriptures

 

We value mission work
We believe that God calls us to be involved in His mission, both locally and internationally (Matthew 28:18-20). Therefore, we will practice:

  • obedience to God’s leading in our lives
  • prayerfully and financially supporting CBWC and other ministries where the opportunity to show God’s love exists
  • providing opportunities to participate in missions
  • being ministers of reconciliation to touch a broken world with the life-changing message of the Gospel

 

We value discipleship
We believe that God calls us to follow and grow in our relationship with Him and to equip others to do the same. Therefore, we will practice, individually and corporately:

 

We value community (internal)
We believe that God calls us to care for each other and to develop good relationships within our community of faith. Therefore, we will practice:

 

We value corporate worship
We believe that God calls us to gather to express worship to Him and to be transformed by Him (1 Corinthians 11-14). Therefore, we will participate:

  • by allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our midst
  • by encouraging and allowing people to use their giftings in the arts
  • by gathering as a body
  • by preparing to encounter God
  • by expressing our praise to God
  • in corporate prayer
  • by allowing God’s Word to transform our lives
  • by celebrating the Lord’s table (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • by dispersing with God’s blessing into the world

 

We value leadership development
We believe God calls us to develop leadership in His people. Therefore we will practice:

  • praying for those in leadership (1 Thessalonians 5:25, Hebrews 13:18)
  • seeking out leaders who encourage, equip and empower each believer in the Body of Christ to serve in their area of passion and spiritual giftedness (Matthew 20:25-28, Ephesians 4:11-13)
  • showing appreciation and blessing, giving support and encouragement to leaders (1 Corinthians 9:14, 1 Timothy 5:17-18)
  • giving time, permission, financial support for continued education for those in leadership/staff
  • encouraging volunteers and staff to take time for rest and rejuvenation, and respecting those times (Mark 2:23-28)
  • making resources and funding available for training opportunities
  • inviting all to participate in training opportunities for personal growth
  • networking with our denomination and other local churches

 

We value diversity
We believe that God values each person, regardless of age, gender, ability, ethnicity, resources, or faith background. Therefore, we will practice:

  • welcoming and being open to all, respecting each other’s differences (Luke 14:7-14)
  • recognizing and encouraging each other’s giftedness (1 Corinthians 12)
  • being open to learn from each other