Statement of Beliefs
We believe in biblical preaching and teaching in order to equip our people with the timeless truths of the Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, immutable, authoritative Word of God. We strive, therefore, to preach and teach the Bible as God’s Word and the trust-worthy rule for belief and behavior. We endeavor to preach and teach God’s Word with simplicity, integrity, and authority so that seekers find Christ and believers mature in Him (II Timothy 3:16-4:2).
We believe that we are created to glorify God and an expression of this is our acknowledgement of His supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate, contemporary praise and worship of the church (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:18-20; Psalm 150).
We believe that church leaders are, above all, servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. We give ourselves to the highest good for our brothers and sisters in Christ and the community. We believe that the church should be led by men and women who display Christ like character and evidence their submission to God in all things. We also recognize that servants leaders are to watch over our souls and that Spirit-filled, godly pastors are an invaluable asset of the church (Matthew 20:25-28; Hebrews 13:17).
We are committed to supporting the development and nurture of the family. We see the family as the basic social unit of society and the foundational institution established by God through a man and a woman for religious faith to be nurtured through parental example and teachings (Ephesians 5:21-33; Colossians 3:18-21).
We believe that God loves all people; therefore, we must demonstrate His love by welcoming every person that enters the doors of New Covenant Christian Ministries. We seek to express His open invitation to come to Him by celebrating their presence, extending a warm and friendly welcome, and leaving a lasting spiritual impression upon our visitors.
We believe that ministry facilities should reflect our commitment to excellence and quality services to God and His people. We value the use of attractive facilities that are conducive to an environment that is inviting and encourages authentic worship. We believe that these facilities are instruments of ministry designed to serve people.
We believe that Christians are stewards of God’s resources. Stewardship describes the response of believers to God’s gracious gifts. While biblical stewardship is broader than the practice of giving money to the church, much of Jesus’ teachings and the example of the early church suggest financial responsibility is an important element of stewardship. We recognize that giving may be one of the most tangible expressions of our faith. We believe Christians should give generously, consistently, and proportionately to the local church as God’s instrument to continue His earthly ministry (Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 16:1-14; 19:11-27; II Corinthians 9:6-8).
We recognize that God is to be glorified in everything we do. We seek to honor God by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities. We believe excellence should be reflected in the service of our personnel, the efficient use of appropriate technology, and the quality of publications and materials.
We recognize the eternal value God places on every person and commit ourselves to love and care for others as humans created in His image. We seek to fulfill Christ’s great commandment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and to love one another as Christ loves us. We further commit ourselves to expressing His love by fulfilling the Great Commission of transforming all people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35).
We believe that understanding Scripture is a catalyst for transforming, enhancing, and growing lives; therefore, we are committed to the ministry of Christian Education as an indispensable foundational ministry that must undergird all other ministries of the church (II Timothy 3:14-17; Psalm 1; Psalm 119; Nehemiah 8:8).