Our values rest upon our beliefs. These values inform how we think, speak, and act.
We are committed to the learning, teaching, and preaching of God’s inherent, infallible, life-changing word, the Bible. The Word of God is living and powerful, reaching the hardest of hearts. We believe God’s Word will make an eternal difference in the lives of people residing in Bozeman, Montana and the world.
(Bible References: Psalm 19:7-10; 105; 119:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
Prayer is how we communicate with God and one of the ways He speaks with us. It strengthens our faith and reminds us that God cares about us and is in control. Prayer accomplishes great things: it gives wisdom and discernment; heals the sick; moves mountains; and restores relationships with not only God but also others.
(Bible References: Psalm 34:15-18; Matthew 7:7-11; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 Peter 5:6-7)
Obedience to God’s word follows salvation. It looks like reading and applying God’s word, the Bible, to our daily lives and situations. Obedience also encompasses baptism, an outward symbol of what has taken place in the heart, and using Holy Spirit-given spiritual gifts to benefit the church. Finally, obedience to God’s word results in sharing God with others and making disciples.
(Bible References: Ezekiel 36:25-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:6, 9)
Discipleship happens in close proximity with other believers, in both large (church) and small communities (life groups). Through discipleship, we learn to pray, read and apply the Bible, share our faith with others, and live out the calling to which God has called us.
(Bible References: Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 24:14; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-14; 15:14-16, 20-21)
God calls us to love him and others. We act out this love in getting involved in a local church, seeking out discipleship, and serving the community. We want to love our Christian brothers and sisters and serve the larger community so well that in time of spiritual, emotional, or physical need, they will seek Jesus through us and our church.
(Bible References: Proverbs 27:17; Matthew 5:14-16; 22:37-40; John 13:34; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; James 2:15-17; 1 Peter 1:22; 4:9-10; 1 John 3:16-18; 4:9-11)
Evangelism grows out of discipleship. By pursuing meaningful, one-on-one connections, we can guide people toward Jesus and help them take steps of faith that ultimately lead them to evangelize and disciple others.
(Bible References: Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 6:40; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 2 Timothy 2:2)