“Spiritually Healthier Churches Multiplying to Radically Transform Communities for the Kingdom of God.”
This is our vision statement for the association. It is a very power packed statement for us as a network of local churches working together to grow the Kingdom of God. But for me the most important word in this statement is the word – MULTIPLY. This word imparts the most powerful picture of what we are about as churches of Three Rivers. We must be about multiplying. Multiplying disciples and multiplying churches. We live in a rapidly growing metropolitan area that has not just hundreds of lost people but millions of lost people, People who in many cases do not even have a clue that God exists and that He cares for them.
I. The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men who were divinely influenced. The Holy Bible is God's explaining Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine teaching. God is the author. Salvation is its purpose. Truth, without any mistakes, is its substance. For these reasons, all Scripture is completely true. All Scripture is completely correct. It tells the main beliefs that God uses to judge us. It is the true center of Christianity. It will remain the center of Christianity until the end of the world. It is the most excellent ideal. It is with this ideal that all human behavior, all statements of belief, and all religious opinions should be tested. All Scripture is proof of the Christ. Christ is the center of divine revelation.
Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.