We emphasize small group worship: Personal spiritual growth is fostered in the context of small group life. We encourage participation, in a nonthreatening setting at one's own comfort level, in small group worship. Small groups provide opportunity to get to know other Christians, to worship and praise God, discuss questions, study the Bible, share concerns, pray and receive prayer in a nonjudgmental environment. Small groups are an ideal way for guests and visitors to become familiar with Christian faith and practice in a comfortable, supportive and pressure-free setting.

3. EMPHASIS ON PRACTICAL MINISTRIES

We emphasize stewardship: God's people are stewards of his gifts, including our resources of time, energy and finances. He calls us to share generously what he gives us to further the gospel and serve others, just as he has been generous in his grace toward us. Many members practice tithing and giving of offerings as a form of Christian stewardship and worship.

We emphasize the priesthood of believers: Peter wrote: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holynation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9). All members — men, women and children — are ministers of the grace of God. In other words, ordained career ministers are not the only ministers — rather, they are called to leadership for the specific purposes of preaching and teaching the Word of God and for the administration of equipping all members for Christian leadership and works of ministry. Every Christian can help in significant ways, according to the gifts provided by the Holy Spirit, to advance the kingdom of God. The Lord calls his people into church fellowships so they are able to work together, with and for each other (Ephesians 4:16). Every Christian is called to make a difference for the kingdom of God in the name of Jesus Christ.

We emphasize the value of spiritual gifts: The Holy Spirit provides spiritual gifts to every Christian as he sees fit for the effective and unified operation of the church. Paul wrote: "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good" (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

We emphasize racial reconciliation: God has blessed our church with many racially and ethnically diverse congregations. We value spiritual unity in our racial, ethnic, cultural and social diversity. Scripture declares that all hatred and prejudice, including racial, is contrary to the Christian life. Jesus declared, "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35). We are committed to furthering racial understanding, forgiveness and healing in all our congregations and communities.
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