God knitted us in the womb, He bought us with a price, we are crucified with Christ and now we no longer live, but rather it is Christ in us. Death works in us so life may be inserted in others. Ours is a distinct and felt disjuncture with the world for we are resigned to be broken bread & poured out wine for the magnification of God’s Glory through Jesus Christ.
As a cruciformed people we seek to live as biblically undergirded men & women who value traditional expectations of marriage, childrearing, life together, and worship. The Sermon on the Mount is the blueprint for life, and we are called to be men, women, and families who esteem God in all things.
As called out ones we need be an oasis in the wilderness of a polluted society; not by becoming or looking like the world, but by offering a sane alternative to the insanity surrounding them. The world must see and feel God’s love without compromise of the reality of God’s hatred for sin. We congregate in traditional corporate settings for regular worship & proclamation of the Word, while recognizing that the life of the community is drawn from the true fellowship found in local house-to-house gatherings. Our life purpose is to be a plumb line of Heaven and the ground and pillar of the truth of God
We are vexed in our spirit because of the condition of God’s creation, His lost sheep of Israel, souls bound for eternal damnation, and the waywardness of His Church. Prayer is the lynchpin for action by & within the body of Christ. Devotion to, and value of, prayer must begin in the secret closet of personal prayer and devotion unto God. It is only from the daily, secret chambers that embers may be brought forth to set afire family altar times as well as communal petitions & prayers with other Born-Agains
We believe, unto persecution & even death, that Christ & the Bible are both supreme and sufficient and that Godly wisdom is the blueprint of and for our lives. We wholeheartedly reject conventional wisdom, societal norms, social relativisms, and any other form of human philosophy and doctrine that is antithetical to Christ and Him crucified and the truths found in the Scriptures. With boldness in Christ we will not bow to the pressures of governmental, public, or private demands to compromise or denounce Christ or the scriptures. With indomitable joy we participate in Christ’s sorrow, suffering, and reproach to be found outside the camp of society because Christ is found outside the camp and He awaits us there
Our prayers ask God to provide respite & encouragement to our brothers & sisters under actual, or threat of, loss of liberty, possessions, or life. That they and love ones will not grow weary or bitter about the Gospel or worse, turn their back on Jesus. We also pray for Saul-to-Paul conversions for judges, juries, prosecutors, jailers, and executioners
Our heart yearns for all unreached groups to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ and we primarily focus on the 10-40 Window. Led by the unction of The Holy Spirit, we ask God to send laborers into His harvest field. We petition heaven for salvation of men and women, praying that favor will fall upon those smuggling Bibles and material into dangerous places, and that the Gospel will go far & wide thanks to electronic means