Our Core Values
We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who lives forever as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Bible is God’s Word to mankind speaking to us with authority and without error. The Scriptures alone are the final authority in determining all doctrinal truth.
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His witness and miracles, His substitutionary death for us on a cross, His blood that atones for the sin of the world, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to heaven, His Kingdom, and His physical return to rule over the earth.
We believe all mankind has become separated from God through sin and rebellion, and must turn back to God through repentance and faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, justified by His blood and re-born to new life by the power of the Holy Spirit. Water baptism, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and the “Lord’s Supper” (Communion) are an integral part of this new birth.
We believe in the resurrection of every person, to eternal life for the believer and judgment for the unsaved.
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells each of us as believers, bringing love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to our lives. The Spirit works in us and through us with His charismatic gifts and anointings, enabling us to live out the new life in Christ and to serve as witnesses and ambassadors of His Kingdom.
We seek the full expression and manifestation of the fivefold ministry, Ephesians 4:11-16, and share a mutual commitment to equip, encourage, and mobilize our people as those called according to God’s purpose. We honour God’s Holy Word, the Bible, and seek among us the testimony of Jesus, the spirit of prophecy.
We embrace “the great commission”, Matthew 28:16-20, and commit ourselves to active participation in the end-times harvest of both Jew and Gentile. For the Jewish people this restoration and redemption is both natural and spiritual, including their regathering to the Land of Israel according to the Scriptures.
As an essential priority, we share a commitment to the development of night and day worship and prayer. We honour the zeal of the Lord that His church would be a house of prayer (Matt. 21:13), and we believe God’s Word is an essential foundation and inspiration for prayer (2 Tim. 3:16). We seek the manifest Presence of God in our meetings that He might find a “resting place” in our midst (Rev. 5:8, 2 Chron. 7:2), while cultivating a prophetic spirit in musicians, singers, dancers, artists and intercessors.
We believe the Biblical principle of tithing honours God, a continuing and practical expression of worship and faith. We encourage one another to be faithful in offerings too, being generous with our financial resources as the Lord leads.
We reject replacement theology, believing the nation of Israel, the Jewish people, continue to be God’s “firstborn son” among the nations (Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 31:9, Hosea 11:1), chosen by Him as a primary conduit of His grace and blessing to the world. The Gentile church has not replaced them as God’s chosen people; rather, God has graciously included us as heirs together with them. We believe in the fundamental unity of believing Jews and Gentiles in Jesus the Messiah, the “one new man” according to Ephesians 2:11-22, 3:2-6. We believe God has deeded the land of Israel to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as an everlasting possession. Thus, we watch and pray for the natural and spiritual redemption of His first chosen people, and commit ourselves to the timely task of helping Jews home to Israel, according to the Scriptures.
We believe that marriage is the covenanting together of a man and a woman before God in a relational and spiritual union to the exclusion of all others. Heterosexual marriage and family are fundamental to God’s plan, a unique reflection of His love for mankind and His intention that we would live in right relationship with Him and prosper in life under His blessing. Thus we share an ongoing commitment to support and encourage marriages and families, and to bless the children.
We share a commitment to bless and release our young people as part of God’s end-times army. We believe children and youth can have a living and active Spirit-filled relationship with Jesus, contributing to our corporate life through prayer ministry, worship, the prophetic, the gifts of the Spirit, and demonstrations of the Spirit’s power.
We share a commitment to be a people prepared, equipped to respond regarding disaster relief and the needs of people in crisis.
We celebrate the broader Christian community of faith in our City and beyond, and the unity of all believers. We embrace both the unity and diversity of His Body, the Church, and desire to be in right relationship with God and one another. By God’s grace we have been redeemed as those blessed by Him, and called to be a blessing to believer and non-believer alike.
God has made us a family, Psalm 68:6. With Christ Jesus is the Cornerstone, we are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit. (Eph. 2:22; 1 Pet. 2:6). We honour the prayers and faith of those who have gone before us while affirming the anointing and call on each generation, releasing gifts of prophecy and declaration of the Kingdom of God into our culture and city.