"Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts." (Psalm 96:7-8) This serves as the cornerstone of our identity and it is our goal to provide a comfortable place in which God is glorified through our liturgy. The primacy of scripture and the celebration of the sacrament in our worship leads us like a cloud by pillar of fire at night.
2) Passionate Hospitality
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are on need. Practice hospitality." (Romans 12:9-13)
In short, people are searching for relationships and they don't care what we know until they know we care. To that end, we believe that people grow in faith only in the context of relationships. Therefore, we seek to develop a community of people gathered around the Lordship of Jesus Christ who not only share a common belief, but our very lives as well. As we share our lives together in unity, vulnerability, and grace.
3) Developing Disciples Who Make Disciples
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19)
We want to be known for "Confident Leaders," and assert that the primary leadership for parents is in the home and that Christian leaders must have a witness in the community. All Saints, even as we grow , seeks to have leaders that are equipped to do the ministry God has called them and to be available to their families and their communities but to that end we consciously seeking not to be the busy church.
4) Growing Strong Families
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all our heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on our heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 6: 4-7)
Our ministry to families of All Saints will follow the Biblical pattern found in Deuteronomy 6 and Ephesian 6 and thus will focus on parent led and church supported ministries. We believe that God has uniquely gifted and empowered families to shape the hearts of their children to know Christ and to serve Him. When we say that we want to be known for "Strong families." we recognize that all families do not look the same. In fact a sign of reality of sin in our world is that tremendous brokenness we find in today's families. Our ministry to families upholds traditional marriage but ministers to the reality of all situations. Therefore, it is important that we assert our carrying-for-all approach to ministry.
5) Living and Sharing the Gospel
"If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. " (John 13: 14-17)
We don't want to just "go to church" but to BE THE CHURCH. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our homes , schools, work place, and community. The Great Commission calls us to go into all the world to teach, baptize, and make disciples who make disciples. Gifted and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will share our faith, our hands and our hearts for the sake of the Gospel