Core Values

FIRST AND FOREMOST

Jesus Christ is Lord of the Universe and our personal Savior.  We desire all to have a personal relationship with Jesus.  It’s a free gift and all you have to do is ask Jesus into your heart.  This  part takes care of your eternal security.

Now onto this time here on earth…

BEING PREPARED

Security and protection is something that is on all of our minds these days, especially with the recent headlines. Candidly, the biggest hurdle for Christians trusting the sovereign God is that we see the need for security but second guess ourselves, “If we implement a security plan do we trust God?” The quick answer is yes!

PROTECTION IS EVERY MINISTRY’S RESPONSIBILITY

Jesus changed his schedule because it was “not His time.” In John 7 vs. 1 “Jesus was walking in Galilee, for He was unwilling to walk in Judea because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.” Jesus, who performed miracle after miracle, not to mention raised the dead – changed HIS schedule. In other words it’s ok to make changes to protect ourselves because others are out to harm us. A quick study of scriptures offers a lot of encouragement to Christians struggling with this issue. We know from reading 1 Chronicles 9:21 and following there was an established security force for the tabernacle and there were rankings. Some were responsible for guarding the building itself, other for the items of worship, furniture, others for the baking and other areas of interest.

HOW MUCH SECURITY IS NECESSARY?

Following quickly behind the “is having security, trusting God” question is the “if we have security then how much?” question and Nehemiah provides us with great insight. He starts with a basic security plan (rebuild the wall) and then adjusted to the increased need for security. As the tension and threat increased he increased the security, “only half my men worked while the other half stood guard with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail.” Finally we see in Nehemiah 4:23, “during this time, none of us – not I, nor my relatives, nor my servants, nor the guard, who were with me – ever took off our clothes. We carried our weapons with us at all time, even when we went for water.” So the answer to the “how much security question” is entirely dependent on your situation and needs, and governed by your local and state laws.