The Life of Christian Discipleship
The Covenant of Grace
Devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ is the real essence of the Christian life, and without it, the love story of the Gospel is incomplete. We seek to know and love our Lord and Savior more deeply through careful attendance upon His means of grace: namely, the reading and preaching of the Word of God, the receiving of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, and the offering up of our desires unto God in prayer.
Because the common affairs of life are demanding and tend to consume all of our attention, it is necessary that we be intentional in setting apart time each week for these sacred activities of our religion. The cornerstone of this devotional life is the observance of a holy rest each Sunday as the Lord's Day: a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ which revolves around corporate worship and fellowship. With this strong beginning, our faith is then carried forward into the week through the practice of private morning prayer and evening family worship in our homes, so that every day is suffused with remembrances of the majesty and mercies of our God.
Heeding the timeless wisdom of the Bible, we place a strong emphasis upon the responsibility of husbands and fathers to be the spiritual leaders in their homes; and the elders of our church labor to provide the kind of pastoral encouragement and oversight that these men and their families need in this world to make real strides toward a more vibrant and fruitful Christian life.
We look for the harvest of our Gospel ministry to come in large part by Christ's influence upon the common labors of life, as sincere believers, armed with the Spirit and a rich understanding of God's grace, stand forth in bold love to serve their families, their neighbors, their world, and in all things, their God. Thus by faith in Jesus Christ and the uncommon light of His holiness in our lives, we hope to bear witness and win others, both by word and deed, to the truth that the Son of God has indeed triumphed over sin and death by rising in glory from the grave as our Savior.