The Gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the Gospel. Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, through our missionaries and through our ministry to proceed from and be related to the Gospel.
With our belief that the Bible is the written infallible Word of God, given by God, both fully and verbally inspired by God and are, thus, free of error, it is our desire to have all of our methods and motives to be Biblically based. The Scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice and doctrine. They are totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded or changed by later tradition, extra-biblical revelation or worldly wisdom. Therefore, it is our heart that every mission project we do, every ministry we develop, every missionary that is sent out would be solely derived from the convictions of the full counsel of God in His Holy Scripture.
The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification, seeking to produce His fruit in us. Thus our minds are continuously being renewed, as we are conformed to the image of Christ. Although we know that indwelling sin remains a reality, by His grace we endeavor to live in the world in such a way that all people may see our good works and that we would glorify our Father in heaven in all we do.
We are intentional in our personal relationships with Jesus and living in integrity. We are also intentional in our methods of reaching people with the Gospel, discipleship, living missionally in every understanding of the word and its practice, and raising up, developing and sending out leaders.
We never want to compromise the Truth or water-down any part of the Gospel or God’s Word. We want to not only serve God above man, but also love our fellow man by telling them the Truth about who they are and who God is, pointing them to their need for the Gospel. Because part of such Truth is offensive to those hearing it, we strive to deliver such Truth with extra care and sensitivity to those we share it with. To deliver such Truth in a genuinely loving way requires a grace beyond human ability and the need for God’s aid in this is both needed and apparent to all in our ministry who strive to share it.
We desire to better know the specific areas that God has called us to, continuously grow in our knowledge of each context, and by His grace alone, go as beacons of light into them with that knowledge in order to achieve maximum impact.
We seek relationship in all aspects of our ministry. We strive, through God’s Grace, to care deeply for the people to whom we minister. We recognize relationship as being designed by God and a basic need of the human heart. 1 John 4:7-11, 1 John 1:7, Philippians 2:1-4
Recognizing God’s design for our interdependence as the Body of Christ, we believe that when we work together as a team in unison and alongside other believers that our combined efforts produce much more than what we would accomplish individually. We are committed to living as one body with many parts; networking with other Christians, churches and ministries who desire to work in unity with one another but who also have a strong conviction to uncompromisingly walk in purity regarding essential Christian doctrines as derived from the Scriptures. Ephesians 4:16. I Corinthians 12:1-27, Romans 12:1-10
We serve the Creator of the universe and are created in His image. Being the created image of the Creator, we believe we are created to create. We desire to learn, develop and use the creative gifts He’s placed in us, awaken the gifts and talents He’s placed in others and see them used to His glory. We recognize the ability of the creative arts to convey deep truths of God in a way that transcends what we have the ability to speak through words alone, making it possible to reach beyond cultural and generational barriers and effectively communicate who Jesus is to the world.
We seek to be vessels in God’s Sovereign plan to ignite passion for Jesus creating a perpetual motion sustained by God’s hand into the expansion of His kingdom.
We strive to be a people of both proclamation as well as demonstration. We strive to both proclaim the Truth of God through His Gospel and His Word as well as demonstrate its implications in our lives through tangible acts of love, service and compassion to those we minister to.
We strive to be a multi-ethnic ministry representing the Body of Christ globally. It is our desire to go to as many nations as the Lord allows for. We take serious His command to go into all the world and preach the Gospel, making fully-devoted disciples Christ. From there it is always our desire to send them out as partners and brothers and sisters in the faith to reach their worlds and beyond.
E.M. Bounds once said “The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.” And throughout Church history all those who have done anything worth writing about for the Lord have been men and women of prayer. Our heart to value prayer and live as a ministry and a people of prayer cannot be stressed an emphasized enough. Every mission project, ministry endeavor, missionary sent and everything else in between we strive to cover and bathe with prayer. Prayer is the work that truly moves the heart of God and thus then truly moves the heart of man. It is not something that is an afterthought or to be tagged on to the ends of meetings or other things required when doing ministry, it is the life and soul that keeps all that the Lord, in His Sovereignty has us doing, going and moving forward.