The PIER stands for: People Investing in Eternal Riches

 

Our Core Values as a church stands as follows:

 

Dependence on God

Dependence through prayer and thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19)

 

Depending on Christ’s power, strength, and salvation (2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Philippians 4:13, John 15:5, Psalm 61:7)

 

Trusting in God’s plans (Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

As a church, we will Depend on God by:

- Coming to Him in prayer, privately and corporately

- Having the word of God be the main source of life and practice

- Use words and actions that reflect Christ

- Continually step out in faith to accomplish only that which HE can do! (Continually doing the impossible through Christ)

- Rejoice, always!

 

As Individual Members of The PIER, We Will Depend on God by:

- Holding each other to be accountable to be students of God's word.

- Praying together for all things

- Meetings and fellowship begin and end in prayer

- Personally engage in weekly devotionals

 

Witnessing

Spread the Gospel and Make Disciples (Matthew 28:19-20, Mathew 9:37-38)

 

Bring the Good News of the Gospel to Everyone (Isaiah 52:7, Acts 1:8)

 

Spread the Truth and Light of the Gospel (Matthew 5:14-16, John 1:8, Proverbs 12:17, Jeremiah 20:9)

 

Do not be Afraid to Share the Gospel (Acts 18:9, Ephesians 6:19, Matthew 10:9,1 Peter 3:15-16)

 

As a Church, we Will Witness by:

- Talking about the Word of God with others

- Church growth through the Word of God

- Share testimonies with the Church body

 

As Individual Members of The PIER, We Will Foster Witnessing by:

- Teach others how to witness and share their testimonies. 

- Mentor one another

- Have testimonies included in services

- Develop (intentional) witnessing opportunities

 

Leadership

Leadership Confronts Sin in Others (Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 2 Corinthians 2:5-11)

 

Biblical Expectations of Leadership found in: (1 Timothy 3, Titus 2, James 3:1, Ephesians 5:11, 2 Corinthians 2:14-18, Proverbs 6:16-19)

 

Leaders Lead with a Humble Servant’s Heart (1 Peter 5:1-7, Philippians 2:5-11, John 13:14-17,  Mark 10:43-45)

 

Utilizes God’s Gifts within Leadership (Romans 12:6-8)

 

Church Leadership is God’s Gift to the Community (Ephesians 4:11-13)

 

Leadership Teaches, Mentors, and Instructs: Helping the Weak to Grow (2 Timothy 2:2, 2 Timothy 4:2, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Proverbs 2:9, Romans 13:1-5, Romans 15:1-4)

 

Leadership Submits, Trust, and Obeys God (1 Samuel 15:22-23,1 John 2:3-6, James 1:22-25, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 125:1)

 

Leadership Endures Suffering and Perseveres through God’s Strength (Acts 9:15-16, Job 36:2, Romans 5:3-5, James 1:5, 1 Peter 1:6-9, Joshua 1:9)

 

Wise Leadership that Encourages Others (Proverbs 4:11, Romans 14:13, Exodus 18:24-26)

 

As a Church We Will Lead by:

- Replication (Disciples making disciples)

- Grow in faith

- Willingness to serve

- Be Teachable

- Be Faithful

- Be Available

- Step out of our comfort zone

- Share Responsibilities/ Delegation

- Communicate vison

- Good leader = Good follower

- Persevere under persecution

 

As Individual Members of The PIER, we Will Foster Leadership by:

- Training elders and deacons

- Sharing testimonies

- Awareness and use of individual’s gifts

- Provide opportunities to use gifts

- Encouraging others to step up and step out.

 

Reconciliation 

Reconciliation With God through Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17-21, Isaiah 61, Romans 5:10-11, John 3:17, Ephesians 2:12-16)

 

Reconciliation of Sin through Confession and Repentance to God (Isaiah 1:18, 2 Corinthians 7:10-11, Matthew 4:17, Hosea 6:1-3, Psalm 32:5, Hebrews 12:5-13, Revelation 2:4-5)

 

Reconciliation with Others Through Forgiveness and Love (Matthew 5:23-24, 44, Matthew 6:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Matthew 18:15-17, Colossians 3:12-14, 1 John 4:19-21,1 Peter 4:7-8, 2 Peter 1:5-9, John 15:9-13, Jude 22)

 

As a Church, we Will Strive to Engage in the Ministry of Reconcoliation by:

- Lead people to salvation through Christ Jesus

- Pray and encourage for roken relationships to become restored

- Have the courage to confront sin

- Walk together in unity

- Have evidence of forgiveness

- Have conviction lead to action

- Matthew 18 Leadership

 

As Individual Members of The PIER, We Will Foster Reconciliation by:

- Point to Christ as our ultimate reconciolation 

- Prayer (opposed to gossip)

- Testimonies of restoration

- Counsel and support others within the community

 

Community

God created community (Genesis 1:26)

 

Community encourages and helps others (Hebrews 10:23-25, Philippians 1:3-8, Romans 15:1-3, Matthew 28:19-20)

 

Community is diverse and part of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-31)

 

Community shares and interacts with harmony (Acts 4:32, Acts 2:42, Psalm 133)

 

Community cares and loves one another (James 1:27, Galatians 6:10,1 Peter 4:7-10, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

 

We are first united with God, and then united with each other (John 17:20-23, Ephesians 4:1-6, 29, 25, Ephesians 5:19-20)

 

Follow the Biblical commandments concerning the community of Christ (Colossians 3:12-14, Romans 12:9-16, Romans 13:8-10)

 

As a Church, we Will Foster Community by:

- Regulary join together as a Body of believers

- Live out authentic fellowship: We want to be with each other!

- Give the Freedom to share our hearts

- Be involved with each other’s lives 

- Be connected and involved with neighboring community

- Encourage for relationships to move beyond the church building and gatherings.

 

As Indiviual Members of The PIER, We Will Encourgae Community by:

- Provide hospitality within the church and homes of the community

- Read scripture, eat, and praying together

- Engage in face to face interaction

- Share life with one another, either through time, physical needs or prayer

 

 

 

THE PIER Church

People Investing in Eternal Riches

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