Our values are the foundational principles upon which we base our spiritual lives and pursue our mission to live and share the gospel. Those values are expressed in the following areas of emphasis, which fall into the three categories noted:

1. EMPHASIS ON JESUS CHRIST

We emphasize our identity in Christ: As Christians, we've been given a new identity in Jesus Christ. As his friends and his brothers and sisters, we have been given everything we need in him! Jesus promised he will never forsake or leave us and as he lives in us we will never leave or forsake him or each other.

We emphasize bringing glory to the name of Christ: Jesus, who died for us and loves us, calls us to glorify him in every part of our life's experience. Knowing we are secure in his love, we are a people committed to glorify him in all our relationships and activities. Whatever opportunities, challenges or crises we face, we are forever committed to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ.

We emphasize commitment and obedience to the Lord's call: We believe in the present and active work of the Holy Spirit in leading and enabling Christians to live a godly and obedient life in the power of Jesus' resurrection.

We emphasize kingdom work based on faith: God has called us to live in his presence and to commit our lives, our hopes, our plans and our passions to him. We are his property, his first fruits, his own people and, more than that, his own children by the blood of Christ. Therefore, we depend on his faithfulness to give value and meaning to our lives and work. We do not rely on ourselves, on our own expertise or intellect or training, but on the Lord our God.

We emphasize sound biblical doctrine: We believe that the essential doctrines of historic Christianity are those upon which Christian faith is based and which have been generally agreed upon in the experience of the universal church. We believe that doctrinal disagreement on peripheral matters, while inevitable, should not be allowed to foster division within the body of Christ.

We emphasize the power of the gospel: Paul wrote: "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16). People enter God's kingdom by responding to the gospel. Today, in GCI, by the grace of God, the kingdom is advancing. People are accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior and King. They are repenting - turning to Jesus and doing his work in the world.

We emphasize heartfelt worship: Because we are created to bring glory to God, we believe in praise that is culturally sensitive and relevant. We strive to worship God through a variety of meaningful worship styles and occasions, blending traditional and contemporary in ways that bring glory to the name of the Lord.

We emphasize prayer: Prayer is an essential part of the believer's life in Christ and is an important part of both public and private worship. We believe that prayer leads to God's intervention in our lives.

2. EMPHASIS ON FAMILY MINISTRIES

We emphasize family life: The institution of the family has undergone significant change in the past two decades. Single parents, stepfamilies, children raised by one or both grandparents, and a variety of other life situations have become common ways in which children are prepared to face life in our modern world. We value families of every kind and emphasize education in biblical principles for healthy family relationships.

We emphasize children's ministry: Healthy, growing churches are churches that invest in children through age-appropriate Christian education, a Christ-centered nursery program, children's church and fun-filled, meaningful Christian activities and social opportunities for children. We value children and place high priority on an active children's ministry in each congregation.

We emphasize youth ministry: When has adolescence been so challenging and even dangerous as it is today? Yet teens everywhere are making decisions for Jesus Christ and committing their lives to him. We believe that strong, Christ-focused youth ministry is essential to the vitality and spiritual future of the church and our communities.

We emphasize women's ministry: In a world that can often be painful, unfair and even hostile for women, God calls them to know the peace, comfort and assurance that is theirs in Jesus Christ. He wants women to know that he loves them, values them and calls them to a fulfilling and active life of Christian fellowship and ministry. Through women's ministry, we seek to support and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord and in their leadership and service to the church and community.

We emphasize young adults' ministry: Today's young adults face increasingly complicated life decisions about education, career and family for which they desperately need sound biblical teaching and guidance. We are committed to helping young adults develop a basis for Christ-centered decision-making that will keep them on the road to a life of faithful servant-leadership.

We emphasize men's ministry: Recognizing the vital need in our families for godly husbands and fathers who are sensitive to the Holy Spirit and courageous in Christ, we encourage men to be active in ministry.


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