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Characteristics of Our Ministry

  • Christ as Head: We desire to put Jesus first in all that we do (Matt 6:33) -- Though we may not always do that, we will choose to go back to this as our first love.  We will seek out His guidance and direction so that we may honor Him in the decisions that we make and all that we do as a body.
  • Prayer: We highly value prayer to the living God as described in the Bible (Phil 4:7-8). Without prayer (talking with God), we will become easily drawn away from following Jesus closely.  We long to see God bring revival to our community and our nation (2 Chron 7:14).
  • Worship: We use contemporary worship that honors Jesus Christ – worshiping in spirit and in truth (John 4:23)
  • Repentance and Grace: We are all sinners, saved by God’s grace .. living daily by God’s grace .. actively confessing our sins to maintain our relationship with God (1 John 1:5-10) and one another (Heb 12:14-16)
  • Bible Study: We seek to know the truth and are open to what God has to say to us – realizing that, though we have freedom to direct our lives, it is God who guides us best.  We want to know God more and that comes through study and meditation on the Bible, which we believe to be the truth in Word from God (2 Tim 2:14-15)
  • Fellowship: We desire to spur one another to love and good works (Heb 10:24-25) and build a Christ-centered community.
  • Faith: We desire to grow in faith and be pleasing to God, the Father (Heb 11:6).
  • Character: We highly value integrity, honesty and purity of life to maintain a healthy church body (Micah 6:8).  
  • CECV Body: Because we are one body, we desire to connect with the Chinese side of CECV and become one body within the CECV.  We offer ourselves in service and know that we will all gain much from a united fellowship.