As a Community in Christ Our Mission is to;
Love the Lord our God and our neighbor as ourselves;
Boldly and faithfully proclaim the Reconciling Teachings of Jesus Christ and the Love of God by both our word and our living testimony to a darkened world;
Disciple all who would believe in the Faithful testimony of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Truthfulness of His Words and example, in the Unity of His Church and in the transformational power of God's Holy Spirit in the lives of those who seek Him;
our Vision for the Ante-Nicene Christian Church is that;
We ever strive to BE THE CHURCH of Our Lord Jesus Christ as is evident in Holy Scriptures.
For His Glory we seek to;
Love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39)
Earnestly contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3)
To be the Church "...built on the foundations of the Apostles and Prophets, with Christ Jesus as our chief Cornerstone" (Eph. 2:20)
Commend ourselves, as servants of God, in much endurance, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love, in the word of truth, in the power of God; (II Corinthians 6:4-7)
Faithfully strive to fulfill Our Lord’s Commission of “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28: 19-20)
Our Core Values
The Ante-Nicene Christian Church believes and upholds eternal truths revealed by God through Jesus Christ and Holy Scripture. These truths define values that shape our identity and guide the expressions of our faith – our words, our actions and our worship:
Commitment to Jesus Christ: We believe that salvation is found in the teachings and exemplary life of Jesus Christ. Through Him, all who come to God by faith and repent of their sins, receive forgiveness through God's Love, Mercy, and Grace and live in newness of life through the transforming power of God's Holy Spirit. This new life of faith is to be marked by a joyful adherence to the teachings and living example of Jesus Christ, to God’s eternal Truth, and by the leading of His Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 16:15-16; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 5:22-25)
Authority of Scripture: We believe that the Holy Scriptures contain God’s eternal Truth, and is the standard by which we are to order our lives, express our faith and function as a community.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Evangelism: We believe that we are to live our lives, to make disciples and to grow our communities in Christ in a manner that expresses the loving and longing heart of God for those who are separated from Jesus Christ and His Church. (Matthew 9:12-13; Luke 15; I Timothy 4:1-5)
Relational Ministry: We are committed to ministry being accomplished in relationships which express the love, intimacy, and unity of God as revealed in the relationship of the Father and Jesus Christ. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable before God and to one another within our Apostolic polity. (John 13:34; 1 John 4:11-21)
Worship: We are committed to worship in Word and Sacrament, through the power of God's Holy Spirit. Our worship—in glorifying God—is to be authentic and relevant to our cultural setting while remaining within the breadth of our Ante-Nicene Christian expression of the Faith.
(John 4:23-24; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 17:22-24)
Servant Ministry: We believe that everyone is created for ministry, gifted for ministry, and needed for ministry. We are, therefore, committed to equip, empower, and release the faithful to use their spiritual gifts to glorify God and to build up the Body of Christ. (Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13)
Sacrificial Giving: We believe that we are to be generous with our time, talents, and money as we share with those in need, support the work of God among us, and spread the teachings of Jesus Christ.
(I John 3:17-18; Ezra 2:68-69; Acts 2:44-47)
Biblical Leadership: We are committed to identifying and training emerging leaders who are committed to Christ and to reaching their generation with God's eternal Truth. This will require those seeking leadership within the Ante-Nicene Christian Church an authentic faith, Godly character, and a servant’s heart. (Luke 22:27; Romans 12; I Corinthians 12-13)
Expectant Prayer: We believe that nothing of significance happens in God’s Kingdom in the absence of prayer. Therefore, we seek to make prayer a priority—inviting God to lead, restore, heal, and transform our lives, our churches, our communities, and the world. (John 14:15-31; Luke 11:1-13)