As leaders of Christ is King Community Church we would identify the following 6 areas as values that we hold dear as a community of believers. They form our foundation and are qualities that we desire will increase in us.
The Supremacy of Christ– Col. 1:15-19 – To follow Him is our passion
Grace and Truth– James 2:13; John 1:14, 17; John 17:16-19 – It’s what all relationships need.
Fruitfulness– John 15:1-8; Gal. 5:22-26 – It’s the overflow of Christ’s life in us.
Relationships– John 17:20-23 – They begin and end in Christ.
Life in Community– Eph.4:1-3; Mt. 5:16 – We were created to function in Christ centered relationship inside and outside the Church.
Global Outreach– Mat. 28:19-20 – Impacting both locally and globally
Jesus Christ is the all-Supreme, Sovereign Lord and Savior of our lives. He is our King, and He is building His kingdom each and every day. (Col. 1:15-19; Eph. 1:22.23) Because of this, we trust that He is leading us through His Word and by His Spirit, and that we are responding to His leadership, as individuals and as a church. We acknowledge His sovereignty over all His creation and that we must live for His Glory alone. As his adopted sons and daughters we submit ourselves to His will and Word so that He be honored above all.
Jesus invites us to become his disciples, and as disciples he compels us to obey Him as Lord. Our walk of faith should be obedient, and our obedience should come from our faith. He speaks to us in His Word and by the conviction and persuasion of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit speaks primarily through the Scriptures, but uses various means to lead and guide us, and to His guidance we gladly submit.
We see the Scriptures always mention grace before truth. It is grace that tempers the sharp edge of truth. We look to the Bible as our source of truth because it tells us who God is, who we are, and what He desires from us. It also tells us how we should relate to one another. Our passionate belief is that the Bible is God’s own perfect, infallible, inerrant Word and is sufficient for our instruction in all matters of life. The Word of God “sanctifies” the believer. It corrects, instructs, rebukes, warns, and trains us in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16) so that in heeding it, we become more like Christ each day. (Rom. 8:29) It is in the application of His truth to our lives that sets us free (John 8:32), and it’s in the person of Jesus that we see the perfect blend of both grace and truth. We desire to be a community of faith that is being conformed to His likeness through the truth of His Word and which expresses the Grace of Christ in all our relationships.
We were created to be fruitful and productive in all aspects of life. (John 15:8, 16) In broad terms, this fruitfulness has two forms. First of all, it means helping the lost come to an understanding of Jesus, and putting their faith in Him. And secondly, fruitfulness means that those who come to faith in Jesus will grow in their faith and relationship to Him. Fruitfulness in the life of the believer will have the distinguishing nature of the character of Christ. (Gal. 5:22-25) Fruitfulness is not gained by earnest zeal, or through human methods and programs, but rather it will be produced out of the abundance and excess of Spirit of Jesus in the believer. It is out of the overflow of the inner nature of Jesus Christ who is our life that we will be fruitful. Fruit identifies the tree. Fruit reproduces like fruit. Fruit nourishes. And God as the faithful “Gardener” continues to prune his people so that we produce even more fruit. (John 15:1-2) In light of all this, we give ourselves to reading, studying, and obeying the Word, discipleship, fellowship and prayer. (Romans 12:10, 12; 1 Tim 4:13) These are primary pathways whereby God, by His Spirit produces growth and fruitfulness.
True life and relationship begins and ends with God. Christ repeatedly calls for us to turn to Him and follow Him, and goes so far as to warn us that apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). We acknowledge that the first and most important relationship that we must develop is our relationship with Christ: to know Him and His Word and to follow His example and his commands. We did not choose Him, but He chose us. (John 15:16a) It is only by following Him that we will be changed. It is only because we are in Him and His Spirit abides in us that the world will see Christ manifest in our lives and come to believe in Jesus.
God created us for relationship with Him, as well as with one another. Life in a godly community means we are linked in life-giving relationships where God’s patterns for relationship are followed, Christ is honored and His life is shared with those who don’t know him. It is primarily through relationship with those who haven’t trusted in Christ, that they are introduced to him. When we stay in committed, authentic, truth and grace filled relationships with Christ and others, we can grow and mature. We realize that human relationships are a primary source of hurt, but God has ordained that through godly, redemptive relationships, men and women are healed, restored and empowered to live as true children of God. To that end, we seek to live in authentic community, where God is honored, where life is shared and truth is communicated in the context of grace so that others can be set free. (John 8:32, John 10:10)
We commit ourselves to the advancement of the Gospel by making disciples of all nations, beginning at home and extending to the end of the earth, until the return of Jesus Christ. (Mt. 28:19-20) It is the primary task given by Jesus Christ to His Church, and until she is raptured, the Great Commission should be passionately pursued. It will only be completed when there is a member of every tribe and tongue and nation represented before the Throne of God. (Rev. 5:9) It is to this end that we commit ourselves as a church.