We will appoint elders and deacons (including staff members who serve in these offices) according to the criteria assigned to them in the Scriptures. 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4
We will prayerfully seek God’s will for our church community and steward her resources to the best of our ability based on our study of the Scriptures and leading of the Spirit. Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 5:1-4.
We will care for the church and seek her growth in grace, truth and love. Matt. 28:16-20; Eph. 4:15-16; Col. 1:28; James 5:14; 1 Pet. 5:1-4
We will provide teaching and counsel from the whole of Scripture. Acts 20:27-28; 1 Tim. 4:16; 2 Tim. 4:1-5; Titus 2:1
We will equip the members of the church for the work of ministry. Eph. 4:11-16
We will be on guard against false teachers and teachings. Matt. 7:15; Acts 20:28-31; 1 Tim. 1:3-7; 1 John 4:1
We will lovingly exercise discipline when necessary, for the glory of God, the good of the one disciplined and the health of the church as a whole. Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5; Gal. 6:1; James 5:19-20
We will set an example and join members in fulfilling the obligations of church membership stated below. Phil. 3:17; 1 Tim. 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 1 Pet. 5:3