Word of God
We affirm that the Bible is the written word of God, the sole authority for truth and practice. We believe in all the essentials of evangelical faith, including the deity and humanity of Yeshua, salvation through faith in His crucifixion and resurrection, the indwelling and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit, His Second Coming, and eternal reward and judgment.
We serve the vision of Yeshua's prayer for the oneness and unity of all true believers (John 17:21-23), and to build the community of faith (Matthew 16:18) – the church ecclesia – both in local communities and as a global family of faith.
We believe in the irrevocable calling on Israel and the Jewish people (Romans 11:29). We believe that Modern Israel is one of the greatest fulfillments of prophecy since Yeshua. We believe that the ingathering of the Jewish people to the land of Israel was predicted by Israel's prophets long ago (Jeremiah 16:14). We believe that more and more Jewish people will find salvation in Yeshua, leading to a massive Jewish revival at His return. As Paul proclaimed, "All Israel will be saved," (Romans 11:29).
We believe in long-term covenantal relationships of loyalty and integrity. We desire to live out the love of God through faithfulness to those around us - in every sphere of life, including family values, sexual purity, financial integrity, community service, respect for authority, and social justice.
A high level of trustworthiness, accountability and mutual submission should be required among those serving in positions of ministry leadership: including deacons and elders (I Timothy 3), as well as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4).
We believe in basic congregational discipline in moral, relational and doctrinal issues, through a gracious process of confrontation and counsel (Matthew 18), always seeking to "hear one another out" for the sake of repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Finally, we are actively committed to all the work and fruit and charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12) in our lives, being sensitive to the leading of the Spirit in everything we say and do.