Christian Fellowship we have committed ourselves to Biblical
principles of life and love which, we trust, will constantly
manifest in such a way as to insure those present here of the
Our Freedom in Worship Will Never
Surrender to Fanaticism.
are forthright and expressive, but differentiate between the
sound of praise and the noise of people. We worship as a choir
in chorus, not as soloists in competition. We worship in spirit
with liberty, but in concert under leadership. It's safe to
praise aloud with us, for we will partner together to worship
in the beauty of holiness, and we will preempt both prideful
formalism and personal fanaticism.
Our Openness to One Another
Will Never Exploit Anyone.
foster communication and interaction, recognizing that true
fellowship is impossible without the pursuit of transparent
and authentic sharing. What is shared in prayer is sacred with
us, and what is shown from your heart is treasured. We hold
this trust that all who minister the life of Jesus to one another
always function in the love of Jesus. That love is unconditional
and non-manipulative, and it always covers weakness and sin
with strength and forgiveness.
Our Welcome to Spiritual Gifts
Will Never Violate the Word.
ask the Holy Spirit to be present and to distribute gifts among
us according to His will. All the gifts are present in the Church,
and every believer is urged to be free and responsible to minister
gifts with sensitivity. We are covetous of their manifestation,
but not gullible as to their demonstration. Graciousness in
ministry, submissiveness in spirit, and order in operation of
the gifts is scriptural and, therefore, insisted upon in this
congregation. The Bible teaches in 1 Thessalonians 5:12 “to
know those who labor among you”.
If you feel God has given you
a word for the Body, we kindly ask you to adhere to the following
As a protection to the Body, we would ask you to refrain from
sharing a word until we have had a chance to get to know you.
(2) If you feel you have a word, please come up to a pastor
and share a little of what the Lord has given you so that they
can coordinate the best timing of the sharing of that word,
(3) and that it may be spoken in the microphone so that all
can hear. There are times that the Pastors may feel a word is
not to be shared at that service. Therefore a gracious spirit
needs to be the attitude of the one who is asked to wait.
Our Joyfulness Will Never Degenerate
to Mere Excitability.
simplicity and faith can transcend patterns of pomp and pride
which society dictates we accept. But child-like is not childish,
and so we refuse to be bound to the idea that true simplicity
is either superficial or emotionalistic. The joy and release
in laughter, applause, shouting, or tears involve emotions;
but for understood reasons, not merely sensational ones. As
stated in Galatians 5:13, “For you have been called to live
in freedom--not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom
to serve one another in love.”
all, our prayerful wish is to live as the Church manifested
at her birth:
continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking
bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness
and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with
all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those
who were being saved. " Acts 2:46, 47