VISION & VALUES ~ PCC Edison Microchurch
To create a community
(Acts 2:42-47; Jer. 29:4-7)
We aim to create a sense of true community in our microchurches, where everyone is known and no one is a spectator. Scripture tells us that all saved Christ-followers are brothers and sisters who have been adopted into God’s family. As the body of Christ on earth, we also love and bless our neighbors in the larger communities we live in.
(Acts 17:10-11; 1 Pet. 3:15)
We aim to create spaces where people are comfortable asking questions and seeking answers so all can grow in confidence in Christ. We dig deep into the Holy Bible, use theology and apologetics, and seek to live out what we learn. As our confidence in Christ grows through study and experience, so will our confidence to share our faith with those who don’t know Christ.
(Matt. 9:36-38, 28:18-20; Eph. 4:11-16)
A discipler (or “coach”) is someone who meets people where they are, walks with them, and helps them move closer to Christ. We aim to be a church of disciples discipling: discipling others, being discipled, and making disciples. All Christ-imitators are called to ministry wherever God has placed them, which includes both building up their brothers and sisters in Christ and being ambassadors of Christ to the world.
The Great Commandment
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-38)
The Great Requirement
He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
The Great Commission
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
About God the Father
We believe in one true God who exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being – the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness, power, knowledge and all other perfections. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.
1 Timothy 1:17
1 Corinthians 8:6
We believe Jesus is the perfect, eternal Son of God who came to reveal God to man and provide reconciliation with God to mankind. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life, died on a cross, rose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of the Father. He is the living Lord and Savior to all who accept his free gift of salvation.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually dwells within them from the moment of spiritual rebirth, and guides them. His goodness and power are evident in the believer’s daily life of faith.
2 Corinthians 3:6
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God, written through men as guided by the Spirit of God. Therefore, the Bible is 100% truth without error, giving us God’s direction for this life and eternity.
2 Timothy 3:14-17
2 Peter 1:19-21
We believe all mankind was created in God’s image to have a relationship with God, the Creator, but that mankind has broken this relationship due to sinful disobedience. Mankind cannot reconcile this relationship on his own.
We believe that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection provides the sole solution for mankind’s separation from God. Salvation occurs only when we have accepted through faith what Jesus did on the cross to repair this separation between God and us.
1 John 1:8-2:2
About the Christian Life
We believe that every Christian’s ultimate purpose is to live for the glory of God. This occurs as we grow in intimacy with God through prayer, His written word, Christian fellowship, and living obediently and responsively to Him.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
About the Church
We believe the church is the body of Christ with Jesus Christ as the head. We believe every local church should be self-governing and independent from any denominational control. Each church determines its own strategy, structure, and style. The purpose of the church is to worship God and make Him known to the world and to love others as Jesus Christ loves us.
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
"The Apostles Creed"
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.