BISHOP DREYFUS C.SMITH
We Value Bible-Centered Preaching & Teaching
We believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, immutable, authoritative Word of God. We strive therefore to preach and teach the Bible as God’s Word and the trustworthy rule for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-4:2).
We Value People
We recognize the eternal value God places on every person and commit ourselves to love and care for others as humans created in His image. We further seek to fulfill Christ’s great commandment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, and to love one another as Christ loves us (Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35).
We Value Servant Leadership
We believe that church leaders are, above all, servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. We recognize that servant leaders are to watch over our souls and that spirit filled, godly Pastors are an invaluable asset of the church (Matthew 20: 25-28; Hebrews 13:17).
We Value Christian Education for all ages
We believe that understanding Scripture is a catalyst for transforming, enhancing, and growing lives; therefore we are committed to the ministry of Christian Education as an indispensable foundational ministry that must undergird all other ministries of the church (II Timothy 3: 14-17; Psalm 1, 119; Nehemiah 8:8).
We Value Committed Christian Discipleship
We believe that Christ’s command to “make disciples” is the mission of the church. It is our primary goal to equip the church for this work and fulfill this commission of developing mature followers of Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:12).
We Value Giving & Tithing
We recognize that ministry cost and that giving may be one of the most tangible expressions of our faith. We believe Christians should give generously, consistently, and proportionately to the local church as God’s instrument to continue His earthly ministry (Malachi 3:10; II Corinthians 9:6-8).
We Value Praise & Worship
We believe that we are created to glorify God and an expression of this is our acknowledgement of His supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate, contemporary praise and worship of the church (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:18-20; Psalm 150).
We Value Fellowship & Community
We recognize the church as a community of believers whose fellowship is enriched by their relationship with Christ and one another. We are committed to assembling ourselves together for worship, fellowship, encouragement, and service (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:24-25).
We Value Evangelism
We believe that Christ demonstrated His great love for the lost and has commissioned His church to follow His example of pursuing, winning, and making disciples of all men (Luke 19:10; John 20:21; II Corinthians 5:14-20).
We Value Cultural Relevance & Biblical Authority
We believe the Bible is timeless and timely, and that cultural relevance is necessary to meet the contemporary needs of mankind. Therefore, while changing our methods to minister to others we remain committed to the unchanging message of the Word of God, allowing our doctrinal foundation to guide our contemporary ministry of music, arts, advertisements, preaching, teaching etc. (I Corinthians 9:19-23;II Timothy 4:2-5).