1. Expository Preaching
We believe that an essential character of a biblical church is the careful and prayerful exposition of God’s Word from the pulpit, because through it, God’s voice is heard. God is most properly worshipped when his people love his word and listen submissively to his word; therefore the reading and expounding of Scripture take central place at our Sunday gathering. In our preaching, we constantly point listeners to Jesus and his gospel, for by it people are saved and their hearts changed in deep and meaningful ways.
2. Corporate Worship
We value the weekly gathering of God’s people on the Lord’s Day. It is an expression of our fellowship in Christ and our love for one another. It is about renewing our covenant with God by meeting with him and relating with Him in ways that he has prescribed: hearing and heeding His Word, confessing our sins, calling on him in dependent prayer, lifting our voice in praise and thanksgiving. We also encourage one another as we minister to and are ministered by one another, not just during the service but also by the fellowship before and following the gathering.
3. Small Groups
We urge everyone to be in a small group that meets regularly (Connect Groups). We believe that discipleship and evangelism are activities best carried out in community. This is where people get to know one another at a deeper level and relationships fostered. We envisage it to be a place where we exhort and admonish one another as we speak God’s Word into each other’s life. The Connect Group, therefore, is where general pastoral care takes place.
4. Every Member Ministry
We aspire to be a church where every member knows and uses their gifts for the building up of the body of Christ. Our aim should never be just individual growth but also corporate growth and maturity. In the ministry of the church, both men and women are encouraged to serve Christ and to grow to their full potential. Scripture is also clear that the distinctive leadership role within the church given to qualified men, is grounded in the doctrines of creation, fall, and redemption.
5. Mission minded
We are committed to the progress of the gospel, in our immediate context as well as the rest of the world. We are therefore constantly on a mission footing as a church. There is no greater task than the reaching of unbelievers for Christ and discipling them to obey everything that Christ has taught us, so that they along with all other believers might bring praise and glory to the One who saved us and died for us.