- Scriptural Authority
- The Bible is the inspired word of God and as such is the ultimate authority in our lives.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Leadership Integrity
- Leaders will be judged by a different standard; thus, they must live to an elevated spiritual standard.
“Obey your spiritual leaders and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they know they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this joyfully and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.”
- Personal Relationship
- An individual relationship with Jesus Christ is the only path to a fulfilled life.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
- Corporate Unity
- The church is the bride of Jesus Christ, one body made of many parts, which functions as a whole.
“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up only one body. So it is with the body of Christ.”
1 Cor. 12:12
- Dedicated Service
- Discovering, developing, and deploying personal spiritual gifts in ministry is a Biblical mandate.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
“Where there is no vision, the people perish…”
The Vision for Maranatha Fellowship:
To establish a place where people learn about God
To establish a window through which to reach the world for God
The Purpose for Maranatha Fellowship:
Help the people that God brings to Maranatha develop faith, discover hope, and experience love.
Faith is being convinced through your own experiences that God is real.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Discipleship increases Faith
Discipleship takes place during Wednesday night Bible Study.
Hope is confidently expecting that God will be involved in your everyday life.
“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.”
1 Peter 3:15
The Love of God is an unconditional, self-sacrificing, active love that He wants us to share with others.
“This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
1 John 4:10
Worship is expressing our love for God through surrendering oneself to His purposes.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
Fellowship is belonging to Christ’s family and being members of His body.
“Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other.”
Ministry is demonstrating God’s love to others by meeting their needs and healing their hurts in the name of Jesus
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”