What we believe
We believe that God's purpose for His Church is simple and amazingly powerful: "Love God and Love people." "Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law?" Jesus replied, " Love the Lord your God with al your heart and with all of your soul. Love him with all of your mind." (Deuteronomy 6:5) This is the first an most important commandment. And the second is like it. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." (Leviticus 19:18) Everything that is written in the law and the prophets is based on these two commandments." Matthew 22: 36-40
It is through authentic love that all the gifts and the workings of God are made effective through his people. "Suppose I have the gift of prophecy. Suppose I can understand all the secret things of God and knew everything about him. And suppose I have enough faith to move mountains. If I don't have love, I am nothing at all. Suppose I give everything I have to the poor people. And suppose I give my body to be burned. If I don't have love, I get nothing at all... The three most important things to have are faith, hope and love." -- Paul 1 Corinthians 13: 2,3,13.
Loving God and loving people also means that we need to:
-Teach and build up our members in Christian character and Godliness.
-Provide religious education for all ages according to the word of God.
-Promote missionary activities here and abroad.
-Serve our community in all possible ways.
We believe our mission, based and motivated in God's love for us, and given to us by Jesus, is to make followers for him where we can: "...Make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20
We accomplish this mission by teaching in love the name of Jesus Christ and the coming King of God. "...when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name Jesus Christ they were baptized, both men and women." Acts 8:12