Emphasis on Jesus Christ
Our values are fundamental principles upon which we build our spiritual lives and with which we face our common purpose in the Worldwide Church of God as children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
We emphasize sound biblical teaching
We are committed to healthy biblical teaching. We believe that the essential doctrines of historical Christianity are those upon which Christian faith is founded, on which there is broad agreement in the experience of the universal Church - and that these doctrines have been confirmed by the testimony of the Holy Spirit. We believe that disagreement in peripheral matters in the Christian Church, although natural and inevitable and biblically permissible, should not cause division within the body of Christ.
We emphasize the identity of the Christian in Christ
As Christians we were given a new identity in Jesus Christ. As his soldiers, his friends and his brothers and sisters, we were equipped with what is needed to lead the good faith struggle - we have it! Jesus promised never to leave or miss us, and if he lives in us, we will never leave him or each other.
We emphasize the power of the gospel
Paul wrote: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel; because it is a power of God that blesses all who believe in it » (Romans 1,16). People gain entry into God's kingdom by responding to the gospel. We advance the Kingdom of God in the Worldwide Church of God. People accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Redeemer. They repent of their sins, show their loyalty and loyalty to him and do his work in the world. With Paul we believe in the gospel and are not ashamed of it because it is the power of God to save all who believe.
We emphasize to honor the name of Christ
Jesus, who died for us and loves us, calls us to honor him with all our lives. Knowing that we are safe in his love, we are a people committed to honoring him in all our relationships, at home, in our families and in our neighborhood, in our skills and abilities, in our work, in our lives our free time, the way we spend our money, our time in the Church and in our business affairs. Whatever we go through for opportunities, challenges or crises, we are always committed to bringing glory and glory to Jesus Christ.
We emphasize obedience to the sovereignty of God in the Church
Our church was chastised and blessed by our loving Heavenly Father. He led us out of doctrinal errors and misinterpretation of Scripture into the pure joy and power of the gospel. In his omnipotence, according to his promise, he has not forgotten our work of love, even in our imperfection. He made our previous experience as a church meaningful to us because it is part of our personal journey to full faith in our Savior. With Paul we are now able to say: "Yes, I still consider it all harm to the exuberant knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord. All of this has harmed me for his sake, and I consider it filth to win Christ. My brothers, I do not yet judge myself that I have grasped it. But one thing I say: I forget what is behind and reach out for what is up there and hunt for the pre-set goal, the victory price of God's heavenly calling in Christ Jesus » (Philippians 3,8.13-14).
We emphasize commitment and obedience to the call of the Lord
The members of the Worldwide Church of God are traditionally devoted people, eager to do the Lord's work. By leading our faith community to repentance, reformation, and renewal, our gracious Heavenly Father has taken this attitude of commitment and obedience to the work of the Gospel and to the name of Jesus. We believe in the present and active workings of the Holy Spirit, guiding and empowering Christians to lead a divine life in the power of Jesus' resurrection.
We emphasize deeply felt worship
Because we were all created to honor God, the Worldwide Church of God believes in the dynamic worship and joyful praise of our Lord and Redeemer, based on cultural and spiritual values
Sensitivity and relevance. Because our members are different in their background, tastes, and preferences, we seek to worship God through a variety of meaningful styles and occasions by combining the traditional and the contemporary in ways that honor the name of our Lord.
We emphasize prayer
Our faith community believes in prayer and practices prayer. Prayer is an essential part of life in Christ and is an important part of worship as well as private worship. We believe that prayer leads to the intervention of God in our lives.
by Joseph Tkach