What Makes Us Us
Churches, like people and snowflakes, are all unique having a special blend of talents, experiences, preferences, passions and divine calling. Since one church may vary greatly from another in its distinctives, we would like to give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Glad Tidings. If you understand who we are, what we are like, and what forms our personality as a church family, then it will help you determine if GT is the best place for you to get involved to reach your fullest potential for the kingdom.
OUR STANDARD FOR LIVING & GUIDANCE
We honor the Word of God (all of it!) as the ultimate authority in all matters of doctrine and behavior.
We honor the perfect and complete work of Christ’s death, resurrection, and present ministry.
We make prayer a constant focus and top priority.
We endeavor in all areas of life to live dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit and to follow his guidance.
We emphasize becoming a disciple a lot (i.e. a fully-devoted follower of Christ), and we value faithfulness and commitment to the cause of Christ and to the Church Family.
We encourage a zealous devotion to the things of
God that some may view as a bit radical.
We work hard to unleash the full potential of the Church body by equipping every individual and then encourage them to be responsible stewards of their: - time, talents, and “treasures”.
We value the “Glad Tidings” of God’s redeeming love and saving grace, and we feel responsible to promote the spread of the Gospel throughout the
world by every means available to us.
We hold Christ-like character and integrity in higher regard than giftedness, talents, or personal charisma.
We believe in team ministry, not the “one man
We believe that “every member is a minister” and honor servanthood. Everyone should be serving the needs of the church and community.
We cultivate a “world view” of the Kingdom of God, and work hard to promote harmony and cooperation between Christians from other backgrounds, cultures, and traditions.
We highly value praise and worship which is often enthusiastic and jubilant.
We value the power and “felt presence” of the Spirit of God.
We respect tradition, but honor no “sacred cow.”
We continually cultivate Christ-honoring roles and conduct in all relationships:
- marriage- neighbors
- famly- church family
We gear much of our emphasis toward the youth and children. Our kids are a top priority!!!
We love to have fun (and have lots of it!) and value hospitality and genuine friendships.
We believe that God has called us to significance and influence in our generation.
We value people like you!