They express how God has shaped us and who we sense God is calling us to be.
These are values that touch our hearts, stir our emotions and move us to action.
Worship is our foremost value. Worship is more than a core value; it is a way of life, not just a church service! It is a lifestyle that shifts our focus from ourselves to God. “Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking around life – and place it before God as an offering.” – Romans 12:1 We believe that the vibrant practice of personal and corporate worship is to be the ongoing life-expression of every believer. Celebrating the presence of God in our lives should be an important part of every Christian’s daily life. Ephesians 5:18-20; Psalms 95:1-2, Psalms 100, Philippians 4:8-9,Mark 14:3-9; John 4:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
We recognize the inherent value of prayer to discern God’s vision for His people and His church. We also recognize that when God’s people pray, God works and where God works, transformation happens. Therefore we seek to cultivate an environment of prayer because God’s intent is that believers – both individually and collectively – remain in close communication with Him. God has chosen prayer to be a vehicle by which He changes people and the world. Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; 1 Thess. 5:16-18
Practical Biblical Teaching
Here at ELCC we will seek to provide the environment and opportunities for this to take place. Life change occurs best when one can love and be loved, know and be known, and share where one is on their spiritual journey in the context of an authentic, safe group of people.John 13:34-35, Acts 2:44-47 (NIV); Romans 1:11-12, 14:13, 14:19, 15:5-7, Ephesians 4:2-3; 4:16, 1 Peter 3:8
Everybody is Somebody in His Body
13306 Lost Lake Road
Snohomish, WA 98272