CORE BELIEFS

CORE VALUES

  1. Preeminence of Jesus  – The Person of the incarnate God-Man Jesus Christ and His redeeming work on behalf of mankind on the cross is the paramount focus of our hearts, values, contemplation and the reason for which missions exists. We exalt Jesus Christ above every other name and labor that every tribe, tongue, people and nation would exalt Him as their chief and central joy.
  2. Gospel-centered lives – We live a “wartime lifestyle” with the advancement of the gospel as the strategic focus of our lives. We give the best of our time, resources, energy and focus to bring about the completion of the Great Commission. The centrality of the good news of Jesus’ conquering and redeeming work on the cross and it’s dissemination to the ends of the earth is our passion and we give our lives to see it accomplished.
  3. Supremacy of the Scripture – Sola Scriptura –  We believe that the Scriptures, being inerrant and infallible, provide the most supreme and all satisfying revelation of the God-Man and perfectly instruct us concerning His will. We believe there is no higher authority one can appeal to than the Bible and it is the Scriptures- truth itself- that guide, direct and instruct us to live a life worth Christ dying for.
  4. Christ-exalting community – We make it a priority to establish a community that devotes itself to the apostles teaching, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to a corporate prayer life. It’s in the quality of life together in the Spirit, and communities rooted and grounded in love, that we both demonstrate and exalt Christ and by which the world may know that the Father sent His Son.
  5. Crucified life – We believe the incarnation provides us with the perfect archetype of the Christian life. God’s choice to take on flesh and lay His life down for the salvation of the world is the blueprint for not only the missions movement but for everyday life. Taking up our cross, denying ourselves and following Him is an active choice and an intricate part of our value system in which we fellowship with Him in His sufferings.
  6. A culture of day and night prayer – Missions exist because worship doesn’t. In light of the finished work of the cross we believe our only worthy response is unceasing adoration and worship to arise from our community and to the ends of the earth. We prioritize the place of prayer and worship and make it an intricate part of the DNA of our community. This is the ultimate expression that we long to be produced in frontier missions and this is the lifestyle that we choose to embody.
  7. Salvation of Israel – We recognize God’s redemptive plan for the ethnic people of Israel. Israel’s rejection resulted in the salvation of the world but we recognize that their reconciliation will mean life from the dead. We are singular in focus to pursue frontier missions with the salvation of Israel in mind. We make it our aim to preach the gospel where it has not been preached so that the Gentile nations may bring the Jews to jealousy and they may be grafted back in.
  8. The Gifts, Power and the Government of the Holy Spirit – We value the Holy Spirit as the primary leader of Christ’s church on the earth; we believe the Holy Spirit is still equipping the saints with gifts for the end of exalting Jesus and empowering the completion of His commission.

CORE CONVICTIONS

  1. The commission for world missions is mandated to every believer from every generation until it’s completion. From the inception of Jesus’ command make disciples among every ethno-people group, the entire Church has been living with a mandate. Every individual believer is mandated from Jesus to give their lives, resources, time and energy.
  2. The Great Commission is completed only when there is a viable, indigenous church planting expression in every ethno-linguistic people group in the earth. The ultimate witness of the Scripture speaks not only of a witness in every people group, but also of baptism, discipleship, and a replication of church-planting in every people group. This integral and thorough definition of “reaching” ethno-linguistic peoples is the quality of world evangelization as found in the Scriptures and commissioned by the Lord Jesus.
  3. The remaining task of world evangelism is possible in our generation. With a unified and concerted effort of the entire Church, empowered by the grace of the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting, the remaining unreached ethno-linguistic people groups can most certainly be reached with a witness of the gospel in our generation.
  4. A culture of prayer and worship is a unique expression of the modern missions movement in our generation. Jesus is sending laborers that place a unique and unequivocal value on hosting the presence of God through a culture of day and night prayer. This missions strategy for our generation with a value system of day and night prayer in the context of missions is largely unique in light of Church history.
  5. Mission’s exist because worship doesn’t. God is the gospel. It is from, to and for His glory and for the exaltation of His great Name that the missions movement exists, is sustained and goes forth. The ultimate objective of the missions movement is that every tribe, tongue, people and nation would lift up the fragrant incense of day and night prayer and worship and rightly give the Lamb the reward of His suffering. This worldwide worship movement of the God Man is the beginning and the end of missions.
  6. Training laborers in the context of prayer and worship is foundational for themissions movement. In light of our conviction that Jesus’ strategy for missions in this generation bears a unique expression of a culture of day and night prayer, it is of paramount importance that laborers who will be sent out embody that value system, and are able to replicate it on the frontier missions field. Laborers replicate the culture and context from which they are sent, therefore the training of laborers must be centered in a culture of unceasing worship and prayer.
  7. An understanding of the crucified-life must be foundational in the value system of the laborers of frontier missions. The final thrust of laborers in this generation are going to encounter perhaps the most difficult and dangerous missions work in the history of the Church. The unique challenges of longevity in missions render an uncompromising necessity for a value on the crucified-life as exemplified first by Jesus Christ, but also by the witness of the apostles in the Scripture. A theological value and framework for suffering and incarnate-missions is of primary importance in light of the present task of world evangelization.
  8. Replicating a culture of day and night prayer in indigenous peoples is a foundational expression of the modern missions movement. In light of the prophetic texts that describe the generation of the Lord’s return, it is of unparalleled importance to replicate the culture of day and night prayer in every ethno-linguistic people group. While each people group will bear a distinct cultural expression of this reality, the core establishment this value system in the church planting strategy of today’s world evangelization efforts is of premier importance and must be prioritized by laborers.