(1.) We have a High View of Scripture:
What is a high view of Scripture? When we speak of a high view of Scripture, it is this – that God has unveiled Himself through the pages of Scripture and culminated His revelation of truth in His Son. Having a high view of Scripture means that we assign Scripture as the final authority of faith and practice. It recognizes that God has already spoken through His Word. Thus, we read it to understand what each author is striving to convey and how each piece fits within the unified whole. A high view of Scripture will be taught from the pulpit, evident in our worship services, and discipleship ministries. We will allow Scripture to stand over us, and we will never stand over the Word of God.
(2.) We are Gospel-Centered:
What does it mean to be Gospel-centered? Biblical truth is not just a collection of laws and morals or free-floating exhortations. It has a clear purpose, point, and message.
We affirm that Christ is the point! According to Jesus, all of Scripture bears witness to Him (John 5:39) and is fulfilled in Him (Luke 24:44). According to Paul, the central point of his preaching is "Jesus Christ and Him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2).
Christ and the Gospel are not just the entrance door to the Christian life but the very source of power for the Christian life and all Christian ministry.
(3.) We equip disciples who make disciples:
What does it mean to be a disciple who makes disciples? To be clear, by disciple, we mean more than a person who has mastered a certain body of information or is practicing a set of spiritual disciplines, including sharing the Gospel. The aim of discipleship is nothing less than the complete transformation of the believer's heart, mind, affections, will, relationships, and purpose. Since every area of life, then, is to be ruled by the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:9), we pray, teach, and lead toward that end, trusting the Holy Spirit to create what is by nature completely foreign to fallen people—a genuine hunger and thirst for righteousness and progressive growth in godly character (Titus 2:11–14).
Mature disciples know the Gospel, and they understand how the Gospel creates the church. Conversely, they see how the church builds up the body of Christ—a people made up of Christ's disciples. Indeed, this is the beauty and health of a disciple-making church. Mature disciples are sharing Christ to see new disciples made.