Our Values (Stones)
Our church is founded on Jesus Christ and supported by five stones. These pillars are not specific to the Empowered Living Church as they are derived from Biblical truths, but they help us understand and clarify what we are committed to as well as explain what we choose to emphasize throughout our church. These stones will define our church at every level from children’s ministry to small groups.
1. Proclaiming the authority of God's Word without apology.
2 Timothy 4:2 – “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
Each week, we all devote time to opening the Bible to a specific passage to explain the truth it contains and apply the principles to our lives. We believe this Book and the God it reveals can make a significant impact in our daily lives.
2. Lifting high the name of jesus through worship
John 4:24 – “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
We seek to worship Jesus for who he is and what he has done in our lives. Our worship team will lead us in songs each week to help us engage our minds and hearts and give him the praise he deserves. Our hope is that all who join us will experience God’s presence and develop a hunger for God.
3. Believing in the power of prayer
Colossians 4:2 – “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful."
We started our church with prayer and will continue to pray as we’ve seen God free us from sin, heal our hurts, exceed our expectations and raise up a group of faithful leaders who desire to love, support and pray for you.
4. Sharing the Good News of Jesus with boldness
Ephesians 6:19-20 – “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."
When you’ve embraced the truth of who Jesus is, you develop a desire to share this truth with others. We encourage you to go tell others about the change God has made in your life, and we provide many opportunities for you to reach out to the community and the world.
5. Serving with the indwelling of the holy spirit
Romans 15:13 -- "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
The vision of the Empowered Living Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in a fun, contemporary, Spirit-filled environment that emphasizes worship, relevant ministry, spiritual growth, serving others, celebration, and giving in a love-centered community of friends.
The Empowered Living Church will go and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything commanded by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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