LIVE LIFE ABOVE & BEYOND
MAKING MATURE CHRIST FOLLOWERS FOR MINISTRY AND MISSIONS
Our church is guided by The Great Commandment and The Great Commission. Our mission is biblically-based and relevant. Our mission is to reach people for Christ, grow them strong in Christ so they can go out and make a difference for Christ in the world.
We have an intentional process that enables our members to discover and commit to discipleship which is the life-blood of ABF. We offer four Above Starting Point Classes which teaches members what it means to be a disciple and the importance of fulfilling their mission on earth.
The single most important thing is to devote daily by growing in our relationship with God. We believe that every Christian should have a daily devotional time with God in His word. Devoting daily is also a time for prayer and family devotion. God yearns for an intimate relationship with His children and we should strive to devote daily.
Be Authentic & Unified
Valuing authenticity means that we are genuine in our faith. We say what we mean, we mean what we say, and we live what we preach. We aren’t playing games, and there are no hidden agendas. Valuing authenticity means we strive for character and integrity.
Valuing unity means we are all going in the same direction, enthusiastically and joyfully. We are one team. Valuing unity means that our “Senior Management Team” loves and trusts. Valuing unity means we are determined to resolve all conflict, in a healthy manner. Valuing unity means that we don’t tolerate strife and contention.
Saved to Serve
We value serving others. Our priority of ministry is understanding that we are saved to serve and that God wants each of us using our gifts and talents to help build His Kingdom. God has called and commanded us to serve Him and others.
Gather then Scatter
We gather on Sundays and we scatter throughout the week. We value the last words of Jesus to his disciples, “And you will be my witnesses.” It is one of our primary goals as a church to gather inside the walls and scatter outside the walls. Jesus said, “GO!” We must go and share CHRIST to a lost and dying world. God has given us a testimony to share with others and we must not be afraid to tell people about Christ as we share our story. The world needs a Savior!
Groups & Prayer
Groups are one of the essential vehicles that drives us spiritually. Groups are where we assemble together, ascend to God and affect the world by gathering together for fellowship and discipleship.
The most important link in accomplishing a connection to God is prayer. When the church prays amazing things happen. We believe that every Christian should have a private prayer time, a family prayer time, and a corporate prayer time with other believers. Everything will rise or fall on prayer.
Innovative & Relevant
Valuing innovation means that change is both expected and welcomed. We must never become rigid or bound by tradition in our thinking or practice. We encourage flexibility, risk-taking, creative thinking, and continuous learning. Valuing flexibility means we are willing to do things differently and to try things we have never done before.
Valuing relevancy means we will deliver relevant messages that penetrates the hearts of men, women, boys and girls to a closer relationship with God.
Excellence & Leadership
Valuing excellence means we set the highest standards for everything we do. Our goal is to go above mediocrity, in every area of ministry. If we can’t do something with excellence, we don’t do it. Excellence is our standard!
We value leadership! Which means we delegate responsibility, we entrust leaders with authority, and we empower leaders to do what needs to be done. We don’t vote on everything. Decisions are made within the ministries themselves, out on the front lines. We expect leaders to lead and followers to follow. Valuing leadership mean we don’t start a ministry until we have first secured a capable leader.