Our Purpose, Values & Beliefs

Our One Purpose
To reach people where they are and lead them to full devotion in Jesus Christ.

Our Shared Responsibilities
To reach our community and ultimately the world with the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ. The Bible emphasizes the importance of each person being part of the local church. These are individual responsibilities done together as a body (Team) of devoted Christians for the ultimate success of the One Purpose of the Church:
LOVE Authentically
Jesus spoke often about the importance of loving one another. People matter to God; therefore, they matter to us! This means that we treat ALL people with compassion, grace and dignity. We show concern for their welfare in biblically practical ways and make every effort to help people feel welcomed here at Team Church.

 In the church, we believe in “Doing Life Together” and that the pursuit of health relationships is vital for every Christian. Integrity, honesty, humility and accountability are the cornerstone of these relationships.
SERVE Sacrificially
Jesus said that He came not to be served, but to serve others. God has given each of us gifts and passions that are to be used compatibly with the purpose of the church and its ministries. Our value of TEAM is never more evident than when we serve together for a common goal.
Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45
GIVE Generously
Jesus said that it is more blessed to give than to receive! He also said that our treasures and our hearts are intertwined. We are to live our lives as financial stewards of all that God has given to us and to graciously support the church through our regular financial giving. The principle of the tithe is used by Christians to support the mission of the local church.
Acts 20:35; Matthew 6:21
SHARE Intentionally
Jesus said we are to tell others about Him. We are to identify those who are lost and do not have a personal relationship with Him. Then, we are to invest in them by sharing about Jesus Christ and inviting them to accept Him as their personal savior.
Matthew 28:19-20

Our Values

These are the items that we feel called to that make us unique in our community. It is our culture, our DNA, our basic operating principles:

TEAM
Team Church believes in “WE” over “ME” and that every Christian has value for the local church and has God given gifts and passions that are to be used compatibly with the purpose of the church and its ministries.  Team Church believes the church should be led by those with the spiritual gift of leadership and they are to be equippers and servants to the church. This includes the responsibillities of LOVE, SERVE, GIVE, SHARE.
Nehemiah 1-2, Acts 6:2-5; Romans 12:8

AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
Team Church believes in “Doing Life Together” and that the pursuit of healthy relationships is vital for every Christian. Integrity, honesty, humility and accountability are the cornerstone of these relationships.
Acts 2:44-47; Luke 6:12-13

CULTURALLY RELEVANT
Team Church believes that the church should be culturally relevant while remaining biblically pure. This includes the experience of grace felt during our services and the strategy of how all ministry is presented through our facility, media, technology and the arts.
1 Cor. 9:19-23; 1 Peter 3:15

BIBLICAL TRUTH
Team Church believes that the Bible is the never changing inspired Word of God and is the greatest catalyst for transformation in individual lives.
Romans 12:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25

MISSIONAL
Team Church believes the local church should be consistently engaged in serving, helping and inspiring those who are less fortunate locally, regionally and globally.  This belief drives our concept of intentional impact in local schools, local mission organizations and trusted foreign organization.
Acts 1:8; James 1:27; 1 Timothy 5:3-16

STRATEGIC EVANGELISM
Team Church believes that all lost people matter to God and therefore, they matter greatly to us. This includes teaching the concepts of individual relational evangelism and church wide processes.
Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14

FOCUSED DISCIPLESHIP
Team Church believes that the pursuit of full devotion to Jesus Christ and the Bible’s teachings is normal for every Christian and is evident through a visual lifestyle. Full devotion is personally driven through the continual growing in BIBLE, PRAYER and WORSHIP.
Ephesians 4; Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 1:6, 2:1-11; 1 Kings 11:4; 2 Cor. 8:7

WORSHIP
Team Church believes corporate worship honors God, inspires His people and unites the fellowship. Worship is a response to who God is and what He is doing in our lives.
Isaiah 12:5; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 96:9

Core Beliefs

Team Church believes that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are the one God.
Genesis 1:1-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:12; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 5:3-4

Team Church believes Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born to a virgin, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Jesus is the only way for people to be reconciled to God.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

Team Church believes the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Jesus. He is present in this world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every follower of Jesus from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As followers of Jesus we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16,17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

Team Church believes the Bible is God’s word. It was given to us by God through human beings who were inspired by Him. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 106; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

Team Church believes that human beings were made in the spiritual image of God. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

Team Church believes that men and women are created equally in worth and identity in Christ (Galatians 3:6-28) and that we all possess spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11).

Team Church believes that the Bible teaches that men and women are created differently and purposely. Best shown through the covenant of marriage, the two are able to become one physically, emotionally and spiritually (Genesis 2 and Ephesians 5). This illustrates how the church is to function with Christ as the head and believers serving as parts of the body (Ephesians 5 and Titus).

Team Church believes the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. God in His divine wisdom created marriage as the covenanted, conjugal union of one man and one woman. Sexual intimacy is a gift from God and has its proper place only within the context of marriage.
Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Hebrews 13:4

Team Church believes Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

Team Church believes God gave us eternal life through Jesus Christ, and a believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. Salvation is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us security.
John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

Team Church believes people were created to exist forever. We will either exist separated from God by sin in Hell, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 2:25; 3:16; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:81; 2:44-46