Every church, like a person, has a personality. Purpose focuses on "what we do," and style focuses on "how we do it." The personality or lifestyle of the local church determines how it goes about doing its ministry. Our style of ministry is what is commonly known as our "Philosophy of Ministry." This is developed out of a clear understanding of biblical values to which we hold. Church of the Nations churches should not be recognized because they all look the same, but because they have the same heart (DNA). They hold to the same values.
We envision the world learning about, accepting and focusing on Jesus and His Kingdom on earth. We see authentic Christianity as coming under the loving Lordship of Jesus Christ and being joined to a community of believers who are learning to live a new life in a new way. We want each and every person given to us to live a self-governed life while fulfilling their God-given destiny within a community of believers. The Great Commission was given by Jesus as an apostolic mandate to disciple nations. This was based on God's original purpose stated in Genesis when He gave man a dominion and a domestic mandate. Jesus commanded us to preach the gospel of the Kingdom, not the gospel of the church.
So we see local churches reaching their destiny when aligned to an apostolic vision. This allows Jesus to fulfill His promise when He said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it" (Matthew 16:18 ).
What We Believe
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that they only constitute the Divine Rule of Christian faith and practice. 2 Peter 1:20-212 Timothy 3:15-17