Rev. Steve Felker
18510 Branders Bridge Rd.
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
Phone: 804-520-1211

Rev. Aaron Bobo 
Associate Pastor

Our Core Values

(Adopted 12/18/02)


  1. Biblical Authority. We have an inerrant, authoritative guide for faith and practice in the Bible, the Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Therefore, we highly value expository preaching and teaching, and personal Bible study. We believe the ministry of the Word is the catalyst for spiritual transformation and spiritual growth.
  2. People Matter to God, and therefore to us. We recognize the eternal value of every individual. We highly value ministry to the sick, the aged, youth, children, and others with special needs. Because people are lost in sin without a personal relationship with Christ, we highly value evangelism and the proclamation of the Gospel (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). We also value supporting local and world mission causes, especially through our Southern Baptist Conventions. We value meeting spiritual, social, and physical needs through the ministries of the Word, intercessory prayer, giving, and personal contact.
  3. Godly, Servant Leadership. We value and seek to elect leaders who live godly lives, and who lead by example, not just by words (Phil. 3:17; 1 Tim. 3:10, 4:12). We value leaders who do not use their office selfishly, or in an autocratic manner, but as a means of serving others (Matt. 20:28; 1 Peter 5:3). We value pastors, deacons, and other leaders who are accessible to those who have need for ministry. We value leaders who manifest spiritual gifts that enable them to lead and serve effectively.
  4. Application of the Bible to Daily Living (James 1:22). Becoming a Christian and spiritual growth should result in moral and godly living, which we highly value (Romans 12:1-2). We value the application of biblical teaching to the family, the most basic unit of church and society. We value the sanctity of marriage and the unborn, and the nurture and preservation of the family.
  5. Worship. We highly value regular worship and praise to the Lord, including the observing of the ordinances of baptism and communion (Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:25).
  6. Fellowship & Love for Others. Christian fellowship is essential for spiritual growth and social health (Acts 2:42). Expressing Christian love is vital to good fellowship, and is our highest obligation next to loving God (Matt. 22:37-39). We value small group ministry as one of the best means of promoting fellowship on a deeper level. One aspect of fellowship that we value is Christian unity, which we pledge to maintain as long as doing so does not violate our core beliefs and values (Eph. 4:3-6). We value forgiveness as essential for preserving unity and fellowship (Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13).
  7. Christian Service. All believers are to be equipped by pastors and others for service & ministry to others (Eph. 4:12). All believers are gifted for ministry (I Peter 4:12). Therefore we value lay involvement in the ministry of the church.
  8. A Grace-orientation to life. You cannot earn God’s acceptance. He accepts you now and forever by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). We are not only saved by grace, but we live out of God’s grace (1 Cor. 15:10; 2 Cor. 9:8; 12.9). We do not focus on guilt as a primary means of motivation, but encourage others to live good lives from a motivation of love and gratitude, and out of the resources that God gives.
* This statement of core values reflects the core values of the church, based on surveys and consensus.  It does not fully reflect the core values that we aspire to, but have not yet generally achieved.

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