Every church needs a solid philosophical base upon which to build its life and ministry. We must continually remind ourselves what the Church is and what the Church is for. We believe the Church is a FELLOWSHIP and a FORCE! Here at UC we embrace the Church in community and the Church in mission.
Statement of Purpose
EVANGELIZING PEOPLE to Know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE to Grow as disciples through worship, fellowship, teaching, prayer, and service.
- We believe that in the Christian life it is vital that we continually be spirit-led.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
- We believe that the divinely inspired Word of God can perfectly equip the believer for every good work.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
- We believe in the full expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ outlined in I Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12, and Ephesians 4 for the purpose of equipping the church for its mandate to win the world for Christ.
EQUIPPING PEOPLE to Go, making Christ known locally and globally through the reproduction of this process in the life of others.
- We believe in the priesthood of all believers.
Strategy for Ministry
WORSHIP: The celebration of God’s presence by God’s people. The serving of God with our praise and allowing Him to meet our needs with His sufficiency.
Acts 2:47; Psalm 96:8; Psalm 150; Isaiah 40:31
FELLOWSHIP: The sharing of our lives together in the spirit of love, acceptance, unity, and forgiveness. An emphasis on community, where encouragement, accountability, and nurture are experienced.
Acts 2:42-43; John 13:34; Jude 3; Titus 1:4; Galatians 6:6
TEACHING: The devoted attention to preaching, teaching, and ongoing study of the Holy Scriptures. When the Word of God increases, the number of disciples will inevitably multiply. Maturing Christians steadfastly, continually submit to the teaching of the scriptures.
Acts 2:42; Acts 6:7; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119
PRAYER: The vehicle through which the church breathes. The personal and corporate expression of communion, fellowship, and intimacy with God. Prayer is the power of the Church, moving the heart and hand of God.
Matthew 18:19-20; Acts 2:42; Psalm 3:4; I Thessalonians 5:17
OUTREACH: The process of winning the lost and setting captives free. The hand of Jesus extended to forgive, heal, restore, and empower.
Acts 2:47; II Corinthians 5:20; Matthew 4:19, 24:14, 28:19-20; I Peter 2:8-9