Core COnvictions

“Core values are the underlying motivations/convictions that drive behavior and ministry activity. They provide the foundation for formulating church goals... they reveal those things for which the leadership would ‘go to the mat.”

Every church has a culture, or an ethos that stretches beyond their mission and doctrinal beliefs. Our church’s values serve as guiding principles to be expressed in all we say and do. At Doxa Church, all of our aspirations to fulfill the mission and vision are guided by these core convictions.

 

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JESUS

 

THe SUPREMACY of Jesus 

We believe Jesus must be exalted and lifted up before, in, and above all things. Jesus is the point in all of creation and the Scriptures. We will unapologetically seek the glory of Jesus in all we do, because He is infinitely better and more beautiful than anything this world has to offer. We gladly surrender to Jesus as both Lord and Savior, so we can joyfully declare and demonstrate the good news to the world. His Supremacy is our message, means, and motivation in all we do.  

Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 5:11-13; Luke 24:26-27; John 1:1-3; Ephesians 2:20-21; Colossians 1:15-20

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SCripture

Led by God's WOrd 

The Scriptures are more than just a historic document or merely a compass for morality, but the very words of God. We believe the Bible to be the trustworthy testimony of God—fully inspired and completely free of error. Cultural ideas and opinions will pass away, but God’s word will endure forever. The Word of God is absolutely essential in the life of God’s people, because it serves as a sufficient means of grace to teach, correct, equip, and train in righteousness. As the people of God, we joyfully submit to the authority of the Holy Scriptures for faith and life.

 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12-14; John17:17; Psalm 19:7; 2 Peter 1:19-20; 1 John 5:9

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DISCIPLES

EQuipping Disciples 

In providential grace, God gave the church elders to equip the saints for the work of ministry. While it’s undeniable the importance of theological institutions, we believe the church has been given the privilege, gifts, and responsibility to develop strong disciple-missionaries to live faithfully in a culture that increasingly marginalizes the church. We are committed to equipping disciples, leaders, church planters, and future pastors to proclaim the gospel locally and globally. 

Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 11:1; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:28; 1 Timothy 4:6-8; Hebrews 13:20-21

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MISSION

EMPOWERED FOR MISSION

The local church has been called to be participates in the mission of God to bring salvation to the world through Gospel proclamation. Mission is not an additional activity, but intentional aim of our lives. We have been empowered by the Spirit to be His witness in our homes, neighborhoods, work places, and community. God has provided the resources and providentially positioned us for mission in every aspect of life. God has left His people to sojourn on this earth and seek the good of humanity, so that we display what it truly means to be human. We are committed to leading a movement of disciples who see mission as life, not just as an activity. 

Jeremiah 29:7; John 14:16-17; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 2:9; Acts 13:2-4; Acts 16:6-10

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COMMUNITY

DEVOTED TO COMMUNITY

We believe the Gospel forms a family. It’s not a family based on biology, sociology, economics, or affinity, but a common theological confession and common devotion: Jesus is Lord and Savior. We need each other so we can faithfully obey all that Jesus commanded. Jesus called us to love others, but also declared that the distinct love of a Christian community serves as a powerful witness to a watching world. Biblical Community is the hermeneutic for the world that affords the opportunity to display and declare the beauty of the Gospel. Our hope is to be a body that loves, serves, suffers, and commits to one another, unto the glory of God. 

John 17:16-26; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-35; Philippians 4:14-15; Hebrews 3:12-14; Hebrews 10:24-25