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    Faith

     gRowth

   authEnticity

     rElationship

          stewarDship

       accOuntability

   comMunity -

 

Faith 

We are dedicated to putting God above all else and trusting Him to guide our plans and meet our needs for His purpose.  We recognize this requires a great faith. We aim to strengthen that faith through prayer, worship and flooding our hearts with His Word, and we choose to exercise this faith through obedient actions and service. (See James 2:26, Hebrews 11:1, 1 John 5:13-15)

 

gRowth

We don’t expect everyone who enters our church doors to be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, but we do hope that everyone who visits for any length of time will be growing and moving closer to reflecting the image of Jesus in each area of their life. Though

Freedom Point is a safe place for everyone, it isn’t necessarily comfortable. God’s answers to life’s choices aren’t always comfortable. In fact, we often grow only when we are pushed out of our comfort zones. So our hope is that at Freedom Point, you feel continually challenged to grow. (See Colossians 1:10, Matthew 28:19, James 1:2-4)

 

authEnticity

We believe we can’t be who God has called us to be if we are more concerned with keeping up appearances than  being honest with each other. Whether it’s during Sunday services, serving out in the community together, or meeting at the grocery store, we need to be able to share our faults and weaknesses and not fake it. Being real is the only way we can succeed as a church family. (See 1 John 4:19-20, Philippians 3:16)

 

rElationship

It’s clear to us that we can’t take even one step forward as followers of Jesus without meaningful relationships. This starts with our

relationship with Jesus himself, and branches into our relationships with each other, and those we meet in our community. Real

relationship is knowing and being known, loving and being loved, celebrating and being celebrated, serving and being served. We don’t want relationships that never move beyond the casual “good mornings” of a church service. We want to love and thrive in God’s plans by really “doing life together”.  (See Hebrews 10:25)

 

stewarDship

We believe all we have belongs to God...our time, our talents and our treasures. He gives us breath to live each day, and the unique

abilities and gifts which enable us to work and earn money to survive, not to mention the extra blessings He lovingly sends our way. God looks for men and women who are faithful stewards of these entrusted gifts, so that we may live fulfilling and fruitful lives that honor Him and serve His Kingdom. At Freedom Point we strive to be good stewards of our time and money, and we encourage each person to use their talents for the service of Jesus. (See 1 Peter 4:10-11)

 

accOuntability

We want to cultivate an environment of grace, encouragement, and truth so that members of our faith family find loving counsel and advice with each as we grow together in our Christian walk. We want lives full of integrity that are held accountable to God, ourselves, our intimate circles of friends, and to the entire body of Christ. When others know our story and we know theirs, it allows for an

accountability which makes us stronger in both faith and action. (See Romans 14:12, 1 Timothy 4:16, Proverbs 27:17)

 

comMunity

It’s our mission at Freedom Point to possess both a passion for the lost and compassion for those in need. These emotions are meaningless, however, without a response. We strive to plant seeds of love and kindness in our community, by reaching out to those who are hurting or hopeless, hungry or homeless, helpless or sick. We cannot stand idly by and witness the suffering of our neighbors, when we serve a Jesus who sacrificed everything for us, even though we didn’t deserve it. It’s our calling to take on His character and “be Jesus to the world”, starting with our own community. (See Matthew 25:40, 1 John 3:17, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15)