Our Guiding Principles
Welcome to our Anchor Family! Joining a church is like joining a family (Colossians 1:18), a flock (John 10:14-16), and a kingdom (1 Thessalonians 2:12). The most important part of all these analogies is that Christ is the head of the body, the ultimate and best shepherd, and the perfect King. Churches are, therefore, different than any other organization on earth. Christ gives us our marching orders in the Bible. Like all families, churches work best when everyone is on the same page. Here are some of the guiding principles we treasure at Anchor Church.
We aim to glorify and enjoy the God of our salvation, from whom and through whom and to whom are all things: to Him be all glory forever! (1 Cor. 10:31; Rom. 11:36)
With humility and gentleness, patience and love, we will strive to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven us. (Eph. 4:1-2; Luke 17:3; Col. 3:13; 1 Thess. 5:11; 1 Pet. 1:22)
We will carry each other’s burdens, rejoicing with those who rejoice and weeping with those who weep. (Gal. 6:2; Rom. 12:15)
We will train our children in the instruction of the Lord, seeking to walk in a way that adorns the gospel of Christ before our family, friends, and neighbors (Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4; 1 Pet. 3:1).
We will live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, as you wait for the blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of your great God and Savior Jesus Christ. (Gal. 5:22-24; Titus 2:12; 1 Pet. 1:14)
We do not neglect to gather together, but will support and treasure the biblical preaching of the whole counsel of God, the faithful observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and the loving exercise of church discipline. (Heb. 10:25; 2 Tim. 4:2; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 11:26; Matt 18:17; 1 Cor. 5:13)
We will contribute (our time and resources) cheerfully and generously to the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the advancement of the gospel both to our neighbors and the nations. (Matt. 28:19; Luke 12:33; 2 Cor. 9:7)
In all these things, we rely on our God who has made a new and everlasting covenant with us. (Jer. 32:38-41)
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