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PTLCC Principles and Core Values

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 PTLCC PRINCIPLES AND CORE VALUES

Our Vision (Who we are)
We are the committed Christians with our church family being Christ-centered, Bible-rooted, and life-transforming.

Our Mission (What we do)
The heartbeat of PTLCC is about the steadfast and satisfying love of God. We exist to exalt the Lord, equip the saints, and evangelize the world in fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Core Values (Guiding Principles)
Core values are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. They are the values that are central to our mission and the mission that is central to our vision. Ultimately, they form the guiding principles on the 5 functions of church: worship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship, and ministry/caring.

1. Christ-Centered Worship
a. We prioritize joyous worship, honoring the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we extol the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 11:36-12:1-2).
b. Doctrinal Purity – We hold to the creeds asserting Jesus as God’s virgin-born Son--His sinless life, atoning death and literal resurrection providing salvation (Acts 4:12).
c. Word Ministry – We focus a Christ-honoring, grace-based preaching and teaching ministry rooted in the authority of God’s eternal Word, the Holy Bible (2 Timothy 3:16).

2. Balanced and Practical Discipleship
a. We prioritize the biblical guideline for discipleship as in Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-6, calling the believers to surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit’s fullness and fruit.
b. We acknowledge the distinct calling and gifting of believers in how to minister in His power to Christ’s glory (1 Corinthians 12-14).
c. We pursue faith-filled prayer, intercession and equipping of believers as in Ephesians 6:10-20 and 1 Timothy 2:1-6.

3. Global Evangelism
a. We prioritize the apostolic convictions in 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15; being constrained by the love of Christ knowing eternal souls are at risk, and commissioned by the grace of God since all who believe may be saved.
b. We are constant to our founding call to worldwide, interdenominational evangelism, proclaiming to all that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-Coming King (Acts 20:27).

4. Fellowship
a. We prioritize planting and growing local churches as in Acts 9:31 and Ephesians 3:14-19, that believers may be grown, nurtured and equipped for ministry.
b. We cultivate every-member ministry as in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Christ’s will being that His church be the living evidence of His love and power to the world.
c. We honor the Holy Spirit’s call to and giftings of church leaders under Christ’s commission and lordship, irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity (Acts 2:17-18).

5. Ministry/Caring
a. We prioritize a personal and church lifestyle of vital joy and hope as Christ and His kingdom are described in John 10:10, Romans 14:17 and 15:13.
b. We promote creative personal and church ministry that spreads the Gospel meets human need and multiplies life-begetting ministries (Phil. 1:9-11).
c. We prioritize passion with order in worship, biblical grace with obedience in lifestyle, with liberty, wisdom and charity in all things (1 Corinthians 13:13; 14:40).
d. We embrace all who love Christ, pursuing our distinct sense of mission and values, while affirming the whole church beyond our ranks (Philippians 2:1-10).
e. We exhaust compassion and resources in extending love and care to the needy
f. We prioritize the Gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s power unto salvation for all, begetting works of compassion, justice and human aid (Matthew 5:13-16).
g. We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of biblical marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah 56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).
h. We accept the timeless purpose of God through his ancient people Israel, and reject anti-Semitism and all ethnic discrimination (Romans 11:11-27; Acts 17:26).

6. Social Conscience
a. We prioritize the Gospel of Jesus Christ as God’s power unto salvation for all, begetting works of compassion, justice and human aid (Matthew 5:13-16).
b. We place high value on the sanctity of human life, of biblical marriage and morality, and we welcome ethnic diversity (Isaiah 56:7; Philippians 2:15-16).
c. We accept the timeless purpose of God through his ancient people Israel, and reject anti-Semitism and all ethnic discrimination (Romans 11:11-27; Acts 17:26).