God Is Worthy of Worship
The primary reason we gather together is to worship God for who he is and to thank him for the many blessings he's given us. We praise him for creation, through which we see his beauty, goodness and wisdom. We honor him because he is all powerful and all knowing. We thank him for his amazing grace and love which was best demonstrated when he sent his Son to become a man and take the punishment for our sin, so that we could have eternal life. We gather to celebrate God in authentic worship.
Jesus Christ is Lord of AllUltimate joy and purpose in life cannot be realized until a person has a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." By accepting Jesus as Lord, a person receives forgiveness and eternal life. True joy comes through loving obedience to Jesus Christ.
The Bible is God's WordGod wants us to know him and his purpose for our lives, so he gave us his word to guide us. The Bible is completely reliable and without error. It is our supreme authority for knowing God and how to please him.
Prayer is Powerful and EffectiveGod hears the prayers of those who sincerely seek him. He doesn't give us everything we ask for, but he always answers wisely. We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God's Love and Acceptance is for EveryoneGod shows no favoritism. He loves and accepts everyone who comes to him. He has commissioned his church to spread the good news of his love to the world. We desire to share God's love through words and acts of kindness. We have a passion to reach out to the poor, hurting and needy. We strive to communicate in ways that are culturally relevant and easy to understand. No one church can reach everyone, but we ask God to guide us as we reach out to as many as God leads us to.
People Need Meaningful RelationshipsGod has designed us to need and enjoy relationships. We encourage every person in our church to be involved in a small group so they can develop personal relationships necessary for growth, support, fellowship and accountability.
Society Needs Strong FamiliesGod, in his wisdom, designed the family as the foundation of society. Without strong families society deteriorates. Turning Point will be a place where children and teenagers love to come - a safe place where they can discover God and develop strong character. We will help parents be better parents. We will be a place where families are supported and encouraged.
We Need Each Other to Accomplish God's WillGod designed the church to be a body where all the parts function together. Everyone is gifted in some area. Every member is important and needed. We will encourage each person to discover and develop his or her gift and rejoice with them as they experience the satisfaction of doing what God designed them to do.
We Strive for Creative ExcellenceThe Bible encourages us to do our best. "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." We aim for excellence in all we do. We strive to be creative and innovative. We strive to make our facilities efficient and inviting. We use any technology that helps us accomplish God's will. We promote the creative arts in ways that glorify God.
The Local Church is a Key Part of the CommunityCommunity involvement is our privilege and responsibility. We will invest time, energy and resources to improve our community. We desire to cooperate with individuals and organizations to make our community the best it can be.
The World Needs More ChurchesWe will not focus our energy and resources on our church alone, but will work to multiply churches. Church planting is the most effective way to reach people for Christ. We desire to plant daughter churches nearby, as well as, help start churches in other parts of Washington, America and the world.