1. God must build His church. (Psalm 127:1, Acts 2:47, 1 Cor. 12:18) - We are not interested in seeing what man can do through human wisdom or instrumentality. We want to see what God can do when we diligently seek to do His will as revealed in His Word.
2. The primary purpose for corporate worship is to focus on God; not on man. (John 4:23-24, 1 Peter 2:9) - Worship that focuses on praising God; not that which centers on the needs of men.
3. The church is the Body of Christ and is to be built up through the faithful, consistent preaching and teaching of God's Word. (Eph. 4:11-16, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, 1 Cor. 14:12) - God honors the preaching and teaching of His Word because it is "the Holy Spirit's outline"; not ours.
4. God desires for us as individuals and families to be an example of His transforming power by living Godly lives in obedience to His Word. (Mat. 5:14-16, Eph. 5:8, Phil. 2:15, 1 Peter 2:9) - Godly lifestyles and families give credence to what we claim is true.
5. Success for Christians (and churches) is to know and do the will of God as it is revealed in His Word. (Rom. 12:1-2, Heb. 10:36, 1 John 2:17) – We embrace the “wisdom view” of God’s will (as opposed to the “mystical view”). Though the world may have other definitions of success, what counts for Christians is what pleases God. That is success even when it appears otherwise to men.
6. God cares deeply for the lost and so must we. (Mat. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, 2 Peter 3:9) - We must do everything we possibly can do to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.
7. Christians are responsible as stewards in regard to time, abilities and possessions. (Luke 12:42-44, Luke 16:1-13, 1 Peter 4:10) - All our resources come from Him and we will all give an account for how we use it. Will we have the wisdom to invest in eternity?
8. Every Christian is a minister and an essential part of the Body of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-12, 1 Cor. 12:20-27, Rom. 12:4-5) - The responsibility of Pastors is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
9. God desires true Christian fellowship and unity in the church centered around Jesus Christ and obedience to His Word. (John 17:17 & 21, Acts 2:46, Acts 4:32, Phil. 2:1-5) - Unity and true fellowship are based on "agape" love, which becomes more prominent as we grow in the Lord.