Seven values that are central to the life, mission, and vision of Desert Springs Community Church
We believe the Bible is God’s Word and is the source of God’s wisdom for our life here on earth. We believe in the final authority of His Word, the clarity of His Word, and the sufficiency of His Word. We are therefore committed to the expositional teaching of the Bible in our Sunday services. We also encourage everyone to join a small group Bible study and to personally study God’s Word in their daily lives.
We believe in the importance of the unity and community of the church. We believe that we have been called to be the hands and feet of Jesus’ love to one another. We are therefore committed to getting involved in each others lives and giving ourselves in service to one another. We encourage everyone to be a part of a small group that nurtures the special community that there is to be between believers.
We believe in the importance of worship, both personal and corporate, in the life of a believer. We believe that true worship must first come from the heart and that the greatest act of worship we can give is to love Jesus Christ with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to walk in obedience to His Word. We are therefore committed to a corporate worship time that seeks to focus on the Lord, not on a style of worship or those who lead worship. We believe that for the community of the church a variety of styles is a blessing to all and by blending them together we can worship the Lord in unity.
We believe that God answers prayer, and that He does “exceeding abundantly beyond what we ask or think”(Ephesians 3:20). We are therefore committed to praying together as a church when we gather on Sunday, praying in our small groups, and encouraging a growing personal prayer life for everyone. We call for times of special prayer throughout the year to gather together as a body to bring our praise, needs and petitions to Him.
We believe in the importance of giving to the Lord. We believe that one of God’s greatest attributes is His generosity. As we grow in our relationship with Jesus and become more like Him we believe that giving to Him will be a characteristic of our lives. We are therefore committed as a church to giving to missions, not only here at home, but around the world. As a church we seek to give a minimum of 10% of our church’s income to support missionaries in their work of evangelism, discipleship, leadership training and compassionate care around the world.
We believe in serving others in the name of Jesus. We believe that all Christians are uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit to serve others both in the church and outside the body of Christ. We are therefore committed to equipping and impassioning the church family for serving others. We want everyone in our church family to know the joy that comes from serving Jesus by serving others. We provide multiple opportunities for service within the local congregation and also out in the community.
We believe in the importance of evangelism. We believe that Christ’s command to take the good news of salvation to the world needs to be our first concern. We are therefore committed as a fellowship to train our church family to be able to clearly and concisely communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to their friends and family. We also are committed to reaching out to the world around us with that good news, and seeking to give everyone an opportunity to hear and respond to the grace of Jesus. We are also committed to taking the gospel of salvation around the world through missionaries and mission teams as the Lord provides opportunity.