Core Fundemental Value

In the last days young people will rise and lead the greatest move of God.

Mission Statement

Preach the gospel, make disciples & plant 4000 churches.
#MISSION4000

Prophetic Foundation

“The next move of God will come through The Youth.”
1998

“Embrace the Vision and 4000 Churches will be planted.”
2008

Core Values

1. Spiritual Devotion

Developing a strong relationship with God through spiritual disciplines.

2. Missional Living

Going out into the world to preach the gospel and disciples.

3. Creative Expression

Innovative expression of gifts, talents, skills and abilities to edify God’s Kingdom.

4. Sacrificial Service

Knowing that, to be a leader is to be a servant.

5. Selfless Generosity

Our attitude towards giving so that it serves a greater purpose.

6. Glocal Contribution

Global + Local = Glocal
Local – Serve where you are.
Global – Serve the world.

7. Spirits Works

Passion for and commitment to the present works of the spirit.

4 Rules

1DO NO HARM TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS

To Ourselves: the idea behind doing no harm to ourselves is that we stay away, depart from and stop doing things that are spiritually, emotionally and physically harmful to us.

To Others: the idea behind doing no harm to others is that those sinful things that involve others we stay away from. We simply stay away from anything that is spiritually, emotionally and physically harmful to others.

Only a life of surrender under the Lordship of Jesus Christ is able to do no harm.

2DO ALL THE GOOD THAT YOU CAN

There are so many needs in the world, poverty, hunger, pain, suffering, death. As Christians because of love we should be committed to alleviate the pain.

We do so by doing all the good that we can. Matthew 25:31-46 gives us a list of works of mercy that we are called to do.

1. Feed the hungry.

2. Give drink to the thirsty.

3. Clothe the Naked.

4. Give shelter, hospitality to those who have no place to live.

5. Visit the sick.

6. Visit those in prison.

 

There are there also some spiritual works of mercy (good deeds) to which we are also called.

1. To instruct the ignorant. (Rom 2:20)

2. To admonish and correct sinners. (1st Thes 5:14)

3. To bear when being wronged patiently. (1st Peter 2:19)

4. To forgive. (Matt 6:12)

5. To comfort the afflicted. (2 Cori 1:3-4)

 

“To him therefore who knows to do good, and doesn’t do it, to him it is sin”. (James 4:17 WEB) .

3PRACTICE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES

Early Methodism had 6 primary works of piety or spiritual disciplines that we must live by as a means of Grace to us.

  1. Prayer.
  2. Searching the scriptures (bible study and meditation)
  3. Holy communion.
  4. Fasting.
  5. Christian Community (attending services such as regular church meetings and small group meetings for the purpose of accountability and hearing the preached word of God).
  6. Healthy Living (Some may argue that healthy living is not a means of grace. Exercise and healthy eating always results in keen mental awareness. This keen mental awareness helps us in all other spiritual disciplines).
4RELEVANT CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

The Church must engage culture rather then run from it. For it is our Christian duty to influence every facet of life.

The following definitions are taken directly from www.reclaim7mountains.com

Business
Business should be viewed as a place to worship God through the area of our calling. May we worship You through our gifts, talents and resources to build Your Kingdom.

Arts & Entertainment
Arts and Entertainment should reflect the glory and majesty of our Creator. May we be instruments to celebrate His creativity in the arts, music, sports, fashion, entertainment, and every other way we celebrate and enjoy life.

Education
Education should reflect the truth about God and man so that the truth shall make us free. May we seek and promote the true meaning of life through education.The “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” and wisdom is the goal of education. There can be no true wisdom that does not begin with a proper “fear of the Lord.”

Religion
God never gave man a religion, but an opportunity for an intimate relationship with his Creator. May we come to know His presence and power in each of our lives.

Family
God formed them male and female in order to establish families to reflect His glory. May we restore Christ as the head of our families.

Government
God gave man government to establish freedoms and boundaries. May we reflect His loving-kindness and righteous judgments in our government.

Media
God communicated to man through a variety of ways. May we restore the ability to communicate truth and good news using His creative avenues.

THE 3 B’S OF APOSTOLIC COMMUNITY

During the first three hundred years of the Church, Christianity had three distinctive characteristics that distinguished it form society and culture. The distinguishing characteristic of the early church was that of Belong, Behave, Believe.

Belong

The Christian gathering gave a sense of belonging to all who attended their gatherings. Those who attended the meetings felt accepted, loved and embraced. Regardless of their social conditions or sins of the past people where accepted when they attended the Christian gathering. There was a profound sense of belonging…

Behave

The Christian gathering was also distinguished by the behavior (sanctified life) of its members. The members of the Christian gathering lived by higher standards, standards of the kingdom, (Matthew 5-7). Christians lived separate unto God, that is, separated from sin for God. Theirs wasn’t a gospel of morals but the gospel of God which commands a separation from sin, unto God. The sense of belonging people felt and the transformed lives people saw made them lower their “defensive attitudes” and “trust” the Christian community so as to hear the message (gospel) that they where preaching.

Believe

Faith has always been the essence of Christianity. One is saved by faith, grows by faith and lives by faith. Faith to the Christian community wasn’t a set of beliefs they agreed with but a sequence of experiences that each member had. They experienced salvation by faith, sanctification by faith and empowerment by faith. They didn’t simply point to the doctrine of justification (forgiveness of sin) they experienced it. They didn’t simply point to the doctrine of sanctification (holiness) they experienced it. They didn’t simply point to the doctrine of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (spiritual capabilities) they experienced it. It was this theology of life rather then mind that impacted the world.

Basic Beliefs

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

God

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Man

Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

God’s Purpose of Grace

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Evangelism & Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations… to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

The Lord’s Day

The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

Last Things

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

Education

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Stewardship

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

Cooperation

Christ’s people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

The Christian & the Social Order

All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society… in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death…

Religious Liberty

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. … The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation… Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage.