Core Values

Below is a list of CFC values that go to the very core of our ministry values; values with which we will never compromise.

Our primary focus is to pattern ourselves, as closely as possible, to the Church as seen in the pages of the New Testament. This involves commitment to the following core values:

We are committed to Servant Leadership

A true and practical acknowledgment that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. (Ephesians 5:23)

A leadership team of qualified men, elders and deacons, who function on a plurality basis and are committed to shepherd the flock as under-shepherds of Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:28, I Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9, I Peter 5:1-5)

A staff of gifted men and women who are committed to our doctrine and philosophy of ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-16)

We are committed to God-Centered Worship

Rich and meaningful times of corporate worship and praise that exalts Christ. (Acts 2:46-47; I Peter 1:7, Revelations 5:12)

A consistent celebration of two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:41, I Corinthians 11:23-26, I Corinthians 12:13)

We are committed to Biblical Instruction

A teaching ministry that focuses on exposition, interpretation, and application of the Bible with relevance, enthusiasm, clarity, and conviction. (Acts 2:42, II Timothy 4:2)

A teaching ministry that builds up and equips the believer regardless of age, male or female, married or single. (Ephesians 4:11-12, Colossians 2:6-7)

We are committed to Authentic Fellowship

An active participation by all members of the Body in the family life of the church. (Acts 2:44-46, Hebrews 10:24-25)

A shepherding plan that promotes personal relationships between members of the Body and those in leadership, resulting in meaningful sharing and the genuine meeting of needs (physical, financial, mental, and spiritual) in a Christ-like manner. (II Corinthians 9:8-15, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 4:16, I John 3:17)

A submission of the members of the Body to the leadership and a willingness to be shepherded. (Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 5:5)

A commitment to accountability and the restoration of the believer living in sin, including the process of church discipline when needed. (Matthew 18:15-17, Hebrews 3:13)

We are committed to Spirit-Empowered Expression

A practical reflection that the work of the ministry is done by "the saints", who are gifted by the Holy Spirit and equipped through the teaching of the Word for service within the Body of Christ. (Romans 12:4-8, I Corinthians 12:25-26, Ephesians 4:11-12)

A commitment to make known the Gospel of Christ in our community through our individual witness and corporate outreach. (Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 24:46-49a, Acts 1:8)

A sincere desire to be instruments of God in making disciples of all nations through sacrificial giving and sacrificial going. (Mark 16:15, John 20:21, II Corinthians 8:3, I Timothy 6:17-19, III John 5-8)

We are committed to Devotion to Prayer

A firm belief that God acts when we ask. (Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 21:22, I John 5:14-15)

An acknowledgment that it is through prayer that we gain power for victory over temptation and boldness for sharing the Gospel with the lost. (Matthew 26:41, Ephesians 6:17-19, Hebrews 4:15-16)

A commitment to corporate and individual intercessory prayer for one another. (Acts 4:24-31, Philippians 4:6-7, Colossians 4:24, I Thessalonians 1:2-3)

A commitment to minister to the sick who call upon the Elders for prayers of healing. (James 5:13-18)