We have made a commitment to do whatever is necessary to reach unchurched people. Once we establish a relationship with them and they establish a relationship with God, they become part of Christ's body or the church. We openly welcome people with challenges and problems who are seeking a relationship with God and others.
Our Core Values
We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.
We Are a Holiness People
God who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and baptism with the Holy Spirit"- cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlike.
We Are a Missionary People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers towards Christian maturity through discipleship and (d) prepares men and women for Christian service through Christian Higher education.