These eight values assist us in blazing a trail for the gospel in our community
This means Christ is our message and the hope of the world, in Him we live and move and have our being. We submit ourselves to Him as King and Lord over our lives, this church and community. We recognize Him as our source of life.
Ephesians 1:22-23 in the passion translation says:
And He alone is the Leader and source of everything needed in the church. God has put everything beneath the authority of Jesus Christ and has given Him the highest rank above all others. And now we, His church, are His body on the earth and that, which fills him who is being filled by it! And His fullness fill you!
We truly set our sights on being family here at All Cities, whatever size this church may grow to we will be vigilant about maintaining a family atmosphere where we are there for each other in times of need.
In Acts 2, the Bible says:
All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Daily they met together in the temple courts and in one another’s homes to celebrate communion. They shared meals together with joyful hearts and tender humility. They were continually filled with praises to God, enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord kept adding to their number daily those who were coming to life.
God is a covenant God – He desires for us to enter into covenant with Him and He desires for us to enter into covenant with a local church family.
Membership at this church is participation in a family, a microcosm of the universal household of God. Unity within the church is expressed in love for God and a love for others, both those within the family and those who are not. Because of the identification of Christ with His church, Christians are expected to display His gospel in a manner that is worthy of Him
Covenant means – being involved, trusting god with your finances and being a good steward of what he’s given you, this is shown through tithing – Serving this local church, submitting yourself to the leadership of this house and pursuing the vision/mission of All Cities.
Giving is more than just money
Giving is obedience – giving is worship – giving is kingdom building – giving is our lifestyle
We do give of our finances, we tithe, but we as a church will be known for going over and above.
Giving hilariously – beyond what makes earthly sense!
We give of our time and resources to see the gospel and kingdom of God furthered in our community and to all cities.
We make giving a lifestyle, when the spirit speaks to give – We don’t hesitate
Worship is more than music – it’s an expression of our love for our king and everything He has done for us.
We value music and the effect it has on people, it can break down barriers and walls that other forms of communication cannot. It is one of the main avenues that we use to reach people; the music portion of our service prepares our hearts to receive the word of God.
Because of the high value placed on music, we commit to worship with excellence and dedicate time and funds to furthering the music ministry at this church.
We believe the bible is the inspired inerrant word of God. He breathed it into existence.
Every talk you hear at this church will find its basis in His word.
We will never be a feel good only congregation. We will preach the cross and Christ crucified.
We will not water down the gospel to be easier to digest – there is one King and one way – Christ.
His word will be our guide in every area of our lives and direct all of our decisions.
We lean on his word in the “silent” times.
People are always watching – What will we present?
We must do everything with excellence.
We must go above and beyond, be the standard setters.
From the "Sign Me Up" cards to the worship experience it all must be done to the highest degree that our finances and manpower allow.
We will embrace our limitations as we grow as a church.
We must be cutting edge in our presentation – the secular realm isn’t doing anything halfway – neither should we.
All Cities Is For All People
We’re going to storm the gates of hell together and change Acadiana and all cities with the gospel and grace of Christ!
If you can grasp that YOU MATTER, take hold of the grace and mercy of Christ in your life, you won’t be able to help but spread the news of the gospel!