We hold in the highest esteem the supremacy of God. His glory is the reason for our very existence. While God ultimately will be glorified in, through, and despite man’s actions, we strive to bring our lives, both individually and corporately, in line with God’s heart and purposes. Our goal is to lift high the glory of God in everything we do, say, and even think. All of Northwest Bible Church’s core values will flow out of this overarching principle.
We Value Truth
We believe all Scripture is true and that the God of creation has revealed Himself to man through the Bible [Ps. 119:160, Jn. 8:31-32, Jn. 14:6]. God intended for mankind to understand His word and its literal interpretation. God inspired the Bible and it is used for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness [2 Tim. 3:16-17]. Through the testing and examination of one’s heart, every person must choose to accept or reject God’s truth. Corporately, we purpose to walk in God’s truth continuously through the strength of the Holy Spirit [Jn. 15:26, 2 Th 2:15, Heb 4:12].
We Value Worship
We believe the Scriptures command us to worship God and God alone [Ex. 34:14, Jn. 4:23-24, Lk. 4:8]. Out of reverence for who God is, what He’s done, and what He will do, we choose to bring our heart, soul, and mind under His will [Rv. 4:8, Gn. 1:1, Rv 21:3-8, Job 38-40, Mt. 22:37 ]. We strive to honor and exalt God’s name in our activities, in our lifestyle, and in our increasing knowledge of Him [Rm. 12:1, I Co. 10:31, I Th. 5:23].
We Value Spiritual Growth
We believe God commands His church to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ [Heb. 5:13-6:1]. Individually, it is our responsibility to discern right from wrong, good from evil, by meditating on Scripture and pursuing holiness continuously so that we may become complete in Christ [Phil. 3:12-15, Ps. 119:11, Ps. 1:2]. Corporately, and through the Bible, we will provide an environment that encourages spiritual growth; warning, teaching, and praying for everyone that we might present everyone mature in Christ [Col. 1:28-29, Eph. 4:11-16, Col. 1:9-12].
We Value Evangelism
We believe God commands and empowers us to spread the gospel to bring glory to Himself [Acts 1:8, Mt. 28:18-20]. Individually, it is our responsibility to be ready and able to communicate to others that the hope we have is because of the Gospel [I Pt. 3:15, Mt. 4:19]. Corporately, we purpose to be intentional regarding evangelism in all of our ministries [Gal. 6:9, Acts 4:20].
We Value Prayer
We believe in the power of God through prayer (our direct communication to God) and that prayer glorifies God [Ps. 50:15, Jn. 14:13-14, Jm. 5:16]. Prayer is necessary and foundational to all ministries of our church [Jn 15:5b, Is. 56:7b, Eph. 6:18]. We believe God commands us to pray continuously (both individually and corporately) and that he answers prayer according to His will [1 Jn. 5:14-15, I Thess. 5:17, Mk. 11:24, Matt. 7:7-8, Heb. 11:6].