Jubilee Community Church

Where God and People are Loved

Our 8 Core Values

1. Discipleship: Discipleship is the process of transformation that changes us to be increasingly more like Christ through the Word, the Spirit, and life circumstances. Discipleship is a covenantal journey of continued repentance leading the believer to greater spiritual maturity and then to church leadership. (Rom. 12:1-2)

2. Worship: Believers are encouraged, reproved, and nourished through the practice of regular spiritual disciplines including the regular study of Scripture, musical worship, prayer, fellowship with other believers, confession of sins to mature believers, and being held accountable by the fellowship of the saints. Church gatherings are times to engage in corporate worship including singing, baptism, and the Eucharist. Worship is meant to magnify the Lord, enjoy His presence, make petitions to the Lord, and help believers focus their attention on the goodness of God. (Phil. 3:1)

3. Family: The Bible promotes God’s plan for the union of man and woman in holy matrimony to be the cornerstone of the family unit. Children are raised in biblical values by parents submitting to the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Church of Jesus Christ is called to support and foster healthy marriages and families that demonstrate the love and unity of the Triune God. (Gen. 2:20-24)

4. Prayer: It is through prayer that the believer first comes to faith in Christ. Prayer orients the heart, mind, and soul of the believer to the will of God. Christians live a lifestyle of prayers of petition in times of need and thanksgiving in response to God’s goodness. Prayers of lament are essential when repenting of sin and mourning tragedy and injustice. Prayer is the Christian’s most powerful weapon in combating the forces of evil and functioning in the power of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

 5. Stewardship: Christians are called to manage material resources for the glory of God and the blessing of those in need. Empowered by the transformation of the Gospel, Christians engage in discipleship by utilizing their time, talents, testimony, and treasures for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Christians are called to be cheerful givers of their tithes and offerings for the multiplication of resources. (Mt. 8:20)

6. Evangelism: The ministry of the Church necessitates the spread of the Gospel message for the redemption of worshippers from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Believers are motivated to share the Good News of Jesus by the gratitude and excitement of experiencing the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. The spread of the Gospel is done by word and deed in every vocational, relational, and geographic situation in which believers find themselves. (Mk. 16:15)

7. Justice: The Bible teaches that it is the responsibility of believers to share their resources with the needy and to advocate on behalf of the oppressed. God calls His people to live simply and raise their voices to those who abuse power on behalf of the marginalized. Christians are called to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The local church exists to provide resources and opportunities for the disenfranchised to become empowered and create sustainable communities. (Is. 58:6-8)

8. Reconciliation: Beginning in Genesis, God’s salvation plan has been to bring reconciliation to a human race that chose to walk away from fellowship with the Lord. God pursues humanity in a covenant of reconciliation in which believers are invited to become ambassadors of reconciliation. In response to Jesus’ prayer for unity, Christians intentionally pursue reconciliation across social lines of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and nationality in order to participate in the heavenly vision of God’s people of every tribe, tongue, and nation. (1 Cor. 5:17-20)