Matthew 28:18-20, “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Ephesians 4:11-16, “ It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work”
Core Values: Core Values are part of the DNA of Rose Hill Christian Church.
We value the Bible as Gods final authority in church life and daily living.
II Timothy 3:16-17 states, “ All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Rose Hill is all about the Bible. Every ministry of our church must be rooted in God’s Word. The Bible is inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed, and therefore, must be the final authority for everything our church believes and does. The preaching and teaching of God’s Word is the catalyst for change in people’s lives, and therefore, holds the highest priority. We believe that the Gospel as revealed in God’s Word is His power for transforming lives. – The Bible as God’s Word is completely reliable and authoritative. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
We value love for God and love for man by being relevant to our church family and community not only in word but also in deed.
Mark 12:30-31 sums up the greatest commandment “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’There is no commandment greater than these.”
1 John 3:16 We demonstrate our love for God by loving others. I John 3:16-18 states, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
We value worship and prayer as a means through which we communicate with God and through which He brings about eternal hope and lasting change.
Jesus teaches us how to pray in Luke 11:1-13. At Rose Hill Christian, we are thrilled at the thought of praising our Lord in corporate worship and in our daily lives. We praise him because we adore Him and are grateful for what God has done through Jesus at the Cross. We are bent on prayer because we can thank him, confess our sins, ask for his forgiveness, and share our heartfelt concerns, of restoration, healing and spiritual renewal. We emphasis Prayer and Praise him because the Lord is the source of our blessings and victories.
We believe that pursuing a spirit of excellence must characterize each Christian in everything we do.
God deserves our best. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Colossians 3:23 tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” We desire to honor God through our ministry. In response to our Lord’s holiness, greatness, and in gratitude for His grace and mercy, our goal is to offer to the Lord our very best in everything that we are called to do. Since what we do as Christians reflects upon the Master we serve, we pursue an attitude of excellence that permeates all that we do in the church.
We value developing a heart of humility in service to Christ that fosters unity within the church family.
Philippians 1:1-4 1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
The bedrock of our Christian faith is showing oneness before an unbelieving world. Encouragement is highly encouraged. Jesus prayed that we would all be one so that the world would believe. When it comes to Unity, we stand on what God says in his word. When it comes to disagreements, various ideas, conflict or how to accomplish a task, we value, honoring authority, maintaining love, serving with a heart of humility and showing love and patience for fellow disciples. Unity is fostered when we go to the one we have a disagreement with an avoid spreading gossip. (Matthew 18: 15-34)
We believe real lasting spiritual unity and peace will be evident when we follow Ephesians 6:2-5 which states, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
We value Godly stewardship as an expression of faithfulness towards Gods abiding Grace.
The scripture asserts, “We love Him, because he first loved us.” (I John 4:19) God calls all Believers to a higher standard in our daily walk with Christ. God gives us all things and He expects us to be good managers of His resources. Whether it is money, time, family, recreation, etc., we are to use our resources wisely and in a Godly manner. Growing as a disciple is fundamental to becoming a good manager of all that God gives us. We are not just called to gather information from His word; we are called to be transformed by His word. We demonstrate our faithful love to God by taking time to share our faith, read his word, attend services regularly, tithe, faithfully and put proper priorities in place. Nothing can take the place of a Christian example.