He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher 12. to train Christ's followers in skilled servant work, working within Christ's body, the church,13. until we're all moving rhythmically and easily with each other, efficient and graceful in response to God's Son, fully mature adults, fully developed within and without, fully alive like Christ."
We adhere to the Apostles' Creed (ca. A.D. 215) and to the core doctrines of the Protestant Reformation, namely the ultimate and essential authority of the Scriptures for Christian faith and practice, justification by faith, and the priesthood of all believers. We believe that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that Jesus was born of a virgin, died on the cross, that He was physically raised from the dead, and that an individual's personal relationship to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior determines that individual's eternal destiny in heaven or hell. We believe the fulfillment of Jesus' great commission to win souls and make disciples of all nations is best accomplished in the current expression of five fold ministry according to Ephesians 4:11-13.