Core Values

Lordship of Christ
Jesus is the head of Lincoln Hills Bible Church.  Belief in, and a relationship with, Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, eternal life and understanding of Truth.  Living by His teachings and the teaching of the Bible is central to our understanding of being the church. We will work diligently at being submissive to His lead and direction in all matters. We will strive to live our lives in a manner that strengthens us and also genuinely proclaims to others that Jesus is Lord. We will remember and teach often about His sacrifice and resurrection.
 
Being a Church of Prayer
We dedicate to provide many avenues for prayer. These will include corporate prayer gatherings, prayer groups, prayer chains, church-wide days of prayer / fasting and an attitude of consistently looking to God for direction and for His intervention in individual lives and in the life of the church.
 
Bible-centered Preaching & Teaching
What is taught in our classrooms and from the pulpit is Biblically based and accurate. We will provide many Bible-centered avenues for people to grow deeply in their walk with Christ. Discipleship is very important to us, including children, youth and adult ministries.
 
Praise & Worship
We value an atmoshphere of worship that is exciting, culturally relevant, biblical and uplifing. Worship will be designed to provide an enriching experience for all people through music, sharing together, giving and through practical teaching from the Word of God.
 
Godly Leadership
Realizing that we cannot accomplish what God desires for us to accomplish on our own, but that we must depend upon Him to provide the direction, resources and power to do it, we value and depend upon Godly leaders (1 Timothy 3) who will help discern God’s leading and vision for us and who will communicate well and often with the church body and stimulate the church for ministry and mission.
 
Evangelism / Outreach
Knowing that our Lord desires for us to be a church that reaches those who don't yet know Him (Matthew 28), we will continue to learn and grow in this area. We understand that each person at LHBC has a responsibility to witness to and to encourage non-believers. This will also incorporate a national and international mission focus.
 
Fellowship / Community
Initial friendliness is important and we desire to be an openly friendly church. We will strive to be a church that incorporates people into the life of the church so that love, nurture and encouragement is consistently expressed to all who attend for as long as they attend. Intimate relationships which encourage personal and spiritual growth within the body are a hallmark of the kind of church we desire to be.
   We will be a church that accepts people as they are, with the desire to help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We will also re-envision ministries with new ideas that allow us to be relevant to our community and culture without compromising the message of the Gospel.
   Although we recognize that opinions will differ on some issues and we welcome dialogue for decision-making, we highly value the coming together in unity for ministry and progress.
 
Small Groups
Realizing that small groups offer enormous benefits for mutual counsel, prayer support, spiritual growth and fellowship, we will provide small group experiences on a regular basis and will encourage all who attend to participate in small group. Our small groups will also provide an avenue for outreach, inclusion of new attendees, and service to the community and the world.
 
Youth Ministries
We realize that our youth are at an age where they need a solid, enjoyable church experience. We will provied relevant and appealing ministries for our youth where they can learn abouth the Christian faith and God's Word, and also have opportunities for fun and fellowship with other youth.
 
Family Ministries
We value ministry to all ages. We also value ministries that focus on family issues and provide husbands and wives with the tools to create and nurture a healthy family.  Senior adults are very important in our church body. Ministries that provide for their needs will be consistently provided.
 
Overall Ministry Values
We do not want to get caught in the trap of simply existing as a church. Instead, we will dream with God’s direction for a vital, growing and healthy future. Some words and phrases that would be descriptive of the way we desire to do ministry would be:  Missional, Biblical, Christ-centered, dependent on God, evangelistic, nutruing, action-oriented, equipping, quality, teamwork, unified, inspirational, culturally relevant and effective in communication.
 
 
For more about our beliefs, go to "about us" and select "what we believe"