“And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42
Under Christ’s commands (John 17:21, 23) and the example of His early followers, we are committed to this local church. We meet together to declare the truth of the gospel, continually committing ourselves to each other, forsaking earthly commitments to find our supreme treasure in Jesus. We are devoted to:
- Teaching that is biblical and Christ-centered.
- Fellowship that spurs one another to holiness and faithfulness.
- Communion as a visual reminder of Christ’s death for us.
- Prayer that helps us experience and enjoy God.
We gather to defy the forces pulling us away from God to declare, “It is true. Jesus is Lord.”
“And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.” Acts 2:43
With the truth of God’s word as the anchor for our lives, we devote ourselves to the awe, worship and enjoyment of the living God. As we cooperate with God’s sanctifying work in us, we enjoy Him even more. Because we have tasted God’s goodness, we desire to deepen our relationship with Him through prayer and fellowship together. Through this fellowship, we not only grow in Christ ourselves, but God uses us as instruments of grace in the lives of others.
The foundation for our growth is not to “do” more to earn our way. It’s to receive by grace through faith this truth: Jesus has already done everything on our behalf. Through gatherings like Fellowship@Home, CapCity Women, and ManUniversity, we grow in our faith and enjoyment of Jesus.
“And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.” Acts 2:44-45
We believe that Christ was rich, yet for our sakes, became poor. As undeserving recipients of God’s generosity, our hearts should overflow with generosity towards our fellow believers and the outside world. Because Jesus is the true affection of our hearts, our hearts cannot love money and possessions. For the glory of God, we will generously give our:
- Treasure—our finances or the use of our homes for hospitality.
- Time—to serve others in the church body and our community.
- Talents—which God blessed us with to serve others.
This giving is a reflection of our gratitude for Christ’s generosity on the cross. Through this, we display the glory of the gospel to an unbelieving world.
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47
We are called to be ambassadors for Jesus, inviting others into the love He’s already shown us. Our homes, our possessions—even our lives—are not our own; they are tools to be used in the spread of the Gospel.
We soberly recognize that the world’s opinion of us will often dictate the world’s opinion of Jesus. Knowing this, we dedicate ourselves to using all our God-given resources to spreading the gospel to all those he has placed around us. We will work as Christ’s ambassadors on earth, representing Jesus to unbelievers and trusting Him to bring more souls to trust in Him.