If you take the time to explore our website, you will discover why we do what we do.
What we value
As a community of people, we value family, loving relationships and being a place to belong. We value integrity and having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
What we are
Our purpose is to provide a place of belonging to anyone that needs it; so they can learn to love God, love themselves and love others in return.
We are real people, with real needs who have a real hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ to offer anyone who needs it.
What we intend to be
We exist to be a community of Christ-followers that live authentically, to love genuinely and to lead so as to inspire others to want to know Jesus.
We also exist to reconcile broken relationships between people and God and between each other.
It is our intention that we develop as many as possible into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, teaching them to give of themselves in serving God and others through the way they live their lives.
It is our intention to live, love and lead as a mirror image of Jesus Christ to all that live in Williams Lake and the world.
Our local church Vision & Values are meant to be a site-specific reflection of the values of our family of churches, the Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA)
C&MA Core Values
- We are committed to: The Glory of the Triune God
Therefore: We love him wholeheartedly, worship him sincerely and seek passionately to complete the work he has given us to do.
- We are committed to: The Authority of the Bible
Therefore: We adhere to our doctrinal statement as a summary of key truths from the Bible that we agree on as a family of churches. We affirm the ministries of preaching and teaching in order to understand, obey and apply the Bible to our faith and practice.
- We are committed to: Christ-centered Living
Therefore: We lead believers into the fullness of the Spirit and faith in the all-sufficient Christ for healing and power to live holy lives of service.
- We are committed to: The Church
Therefore: We love the Church universal and seek to plant and nurture healthy, trans-formational local churches as the means of building Christ’s kingdom and nurturing individual Christians. We minister on the basis of spiritual giftedness as essential to divine power and effectiveness. We encourage dynamic creativity resulting in diverse congregational composition, language and organizational structures in order to fulfill Christ’s desire to reach all people.
- We are committed to: Lost People
Therefore: We allocate a disproportionately large amount of energy and resources to reaching lost people, discipling them to maturity in, and devotion to, Christ.
- We are committed to: Missions
Therefore: We give priority to world evangelization. We give priority in our missionary activity to evangelizing those people who have had the least opportunity to hear the gospel, thus expediting the return of Christ.
- We are committed to: Leadership
Therefore: We intentionally identify and train godly leaders. We affirm and empower our pastors; other credentialed workers and lay leaders, esteeming them highly in the Lord.
- We are committed to: Strategic Cooperation
Therefore: We serve each other with humility and compassion. We create strategies, structures and policies that enhance local initiative and maximize cooperation in the accomplishment of our purpose. We develop strategic partnerships with those of like-minded message, mission, passion and purpose.
- We are committed to: Social Responsibility
Therefore: We uphold biblical justice. We minister to the poor and oppressed as ministry to Jesus himself. We encourage and strengthen marriages and families.
10. We are committed to: Stewardship
Therefore: We view all our resources and possessions as God-owned and we use them with integrity, accountability and maximum effectiveness. We embrace faithfulness and sacrifice in the advance of Christ’s kingdom.
11. We are committed to: Prayer
Therefore: We do nothing until we pray.