Core Values

CORE VALUES

There are many Core Values for the Christian & the Church, but what we prize can be summarize in these Core Statements:

SALVATION is God’s free gift to us.  Only by faith alone, in Christ alone, can anyone be born-again & saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life to Jesus Christ in faith, abundant & eternal life begins.

The supreme source of truth & guidance for God’s people is The BIBLE.  God’s Word that is without mixture of error is the Christian’s divine Compass for all of life.  The Scriptures are to be taught & ingested, because God’s people are not sustain by the bread of this world.  “Mankind cannot live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”  DEUT.8:3,  MATT.4:4,  John 6:48.

The CHURCH is a fellowship of baptized believers, redeemed by Christ & born into the family of God.  The church is autonomous & subject only to Christ, it’s head.

 

WHO RUNS THE CHURCH?

Our church is a theocracy.”  That means Christ is the head of His Church.  As best we can, we do & believe as Christ would.  Our highest honor is to be obedient to Him. At A.B.C., we employ a CONGREGATIONAL Style of government.  That means we are to be obedient to the head, Christ, but the final human authority resides in the congregation; not in a board, committee, or pastor.  We honor & support the God-appointed leaders of the church such as the pastors or Deacons.  The Biblical N.T. Church’s decorum would  look similar to the following:

     > THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH IS JESUS CHRIST

     > The Church is Pastor LED

     > The Church is Deacon SERVED 

     > The Church is Committee ORGANIZED 

     > The Church is Congregation APPROVED 

Jesus said: “I will build My Church...!”  A.B.C belongs to Christ & is built by Him.