We have 5 core values that we build from in everything we say think and do. These are the 5 Solae as they are called in Latin that was laid down when Martin Luther started the reformation.
1. Sola Scriptura
2. Sola Fide
3. Sola Gratia
4. Solo Christo
5. Soli Deo Gloria
Sola Scriptura (By Scripture Alone)
By Scripture alone means that the Bible is the final authority in our church and beliefs. No doctrine or teaching or sermon given in this church will be based on anything else but the foundation of God’s Word.
Tradition, religion and opinions of man will not move us, because we are rooted in the Word of God. We will not exalt anything above the authority of scripture. God’s Word has the final say! If it’s against the Word of God, then we will not tolerate it.
(Matthew 24:35, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:160)
Sola Fide (By Faith Alone)
Faith is the ONLY way to please God. (Hebrews 11:6, Galatians 3:11)
We will not try to impress anyone or please anyone. We are here to Please God only! That we can only do by Faith in Him. Not by good works or fancy words or smart clothing… BY FAITH!
This is why it is one of our core values because by Faith we can receive God’s acceptance, forgiveness and grace, and by Faith we can be empowered to do the Impossible!
Sola Gratia (By Grace Alone)
We cannot earn God’s love nor pay for His forgiveness. It comes to us by GRACE alone(Ephesians 2:8-9)! Grace (UNMERRITED FAVOUR) is given to us freely so we can not only be forgiven of our sins and made righteous, but so that we can be empowered to live a life free from sin!
Here at our church we value the grace of our Lord because it is what keeps us, strengthens us, and empowers us to do what we have been called to do!
Solo Christo (Through Christ Alone)
Jesus Christ is the only Way, the only Truth, and the only true Life there is! And it is only through Him that we can get to our Daddy God! He is our one and only mediator (John 14:6, 1 Timothy 2:5)
We value Christ as the Head and Lord of our lives and of this church! He is the true Leader here and we follow Him to the best of our abilities! Only through Him do we live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28)!
Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)
Everything we do, we do for one sole purpose alone, and that is to bring Glory to God! (1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Peter 3:1)
In our church no man will take any form of glory because we give it all to God and Him alone. We will give honour and appreciation where it is due, but glory goes to no man or tradition. When we do things we do it to honour and glorify our Creator God, from stacking chairs, to singing, to preaching, to serving, it is all for His Glory! Holy unto God!