our values at tmc

 

Every church has values that dictate their practice. The theological points on this page are the values that we cherish as a church body. We believe that if you were to remove one of these values, then our ability to glorify God as a church would be diminished. These values are reoccurring themes that you will hear at TMC and they shape how we do everything.

 
 

We are Word centered

The Bible is God’s Word and absolute truth on all things. We surrender to the truth of the Bible for God’s glory and our own delight. We believe that the Bible is true even when our feelings and culture disagree. 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 12:6, Psalm 19:7, 2 Peter 1:21, Hebrews 4:12
 
 

We are a community of people & an empowered body

Nearly every narrative in the New Testament takes place within the community of Believers. We believe that community is something we pursue and cultivate. It’s more than a gathering to attend. Our community is comprised of people who are gifted by God for the work of the church. Everyone has a part to play and we are better when we operate together. Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 4:16

 

We are disciples and make disciples

We believe that if we are being disciples that we will naturally begin discipling others.  We believe discipleship happens naturally but should also be pursued intentionally. Being a part of a church community means we allow one another to disciple each other. Matthew 28:16-20, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Acts 1:8, Romans 10:14–15

 
 

We are socially engaged

Jesus engaged the culture for the glory of God.  Social issues will arise in our times and we will involve ourselves in the discussion and solution. Psalm 82:3-4, Proverbs 31:8-9, Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27, Zechariah 7:10, 1 John 3:17

We are led by the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God and He is with us. We are gifted by the Spirit, united by the Spirit, taught by the Spirit, and stay in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:16-26, John 14:15-31, John 15:1-11, John 16:5-15, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 1 Peter 4:10

 
 
 

We pursue holiness

God calls us to live a life of holiness. We acknowledge that no one is perfect, but we do not use this an excuse to forsake the pursuit of our sanctification. 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 6:6, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, John 14:15

 

We are relationship centered
 

The Gospel is the good news that Jesus came, died, and was resurrected.  We believe the Gospel is not an elementary teaching that we grow past.  We believe it is absolutely essential and continually grow from it.  We believe religion should be a response out of love not our attempt to earn God’s favor or affections. Mark 10:45, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21

 
 

We live on mission

Our lives aren’t about us. God calls us to His mission and ministry of reconciliation. We are here to demonstrate, share, and embody the Kingdom of God wherever we are. We believe our call is to be faithful to the mission and God brings the fruitfulness. Mark 16:15, Romans 10:13-14, Matthew 24:14

 

We are sacrificial people

God calls us to a life of complete sacrifice. Everything that we have is a gift from God that was ultimately meant to glorify Him. We willingly lay our lives and resources down for God’s purposes. Ephesians 5:2, Luke 9:23, Luke 14:25-33

 

We delight in God

We believe that God’s ways lead to our delight and pleasure. We believe that every command of the Bible ultimately leads to life in this life and the one to come. Psalm 1:1-6, John 10:10, Psalm 37:4