OUR VISION & BELIEFS

What We Are About

Glory of Christ Fellowship exists to make disciples of all nations by living lives of worship, walking together in community, and engaging in the mission of Christ that we may grow to full maturity for the glory of Christ.

Our Vision

As this mission is applied through worship, community, and mission, we believe that Jesus Christ will cause his church to grow to full maturity for the glory of his name. Jesus himself is the blazing center and ultimate end of the church and, therefore, our vision is of a people of God, enthralled with the glory of God, proclaiming the excellencies of God among the nations (1 Peter 2:9).

Our Values

We envision a people who primarily value God Almighty as their all-surpassing treasure by learning to value eight specific things which we derive from Acts 2:42-47:

  1. The Word of God: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must know and treasure the whole Word of God (v. 42);
  2. A Biblical Vision of God: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must have a biblical vision of his glory (v. 43; 1 Timothy 1:17);
  3. Holiness: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must understand and pursue holiness, for “without it no one will see the Lord” (v. 42; Hebrews 12:14);
  4. Prayer: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must be filled with the Spirit of God through prayer (v. 42);
  5. Worship: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must be a people who prize and praise God with our manner of life and with our lips (vv. 42,43,46,47);
  6. Faith: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must fear nothing but God, and walk by faith in the Son of God (v. 43);
  7. Community: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must receive from and contribute to his Body, the church (vv. 42,44,45);
  8. The Lost and the Least: to make disciples for the glory of Christ we must share in God’s passion for the lost and the “least of these” (v. 47).

Our Beliefs

At Glory of Christ Fellowship we have two documents that express much of what we believe about Jesus Christ and His purposes in the world. The first one, entitled “Membership Affirmation of Faith,” is short and simple. We require all members of the church to agree with the teachings outlined in this document and to support them in life and speech. The second one, entitled “Elder Affirmation of Faith,” is long and more involved. While we encourage the members of the church to know and explore the teachings outlined in this document, we do not require them to agree with everything that is there. Rather, this document serves to provide clarity and unity among the elders and deacons so that we can lead well for the glory of Christ, the good of the people, and the spread of the gospel in the world. At the end of the day, our true “Statement of Faith” is the Bible itself, for we believe that it is the inerrant and infallible Word of God that is sufficient for life and doctrine.