At Agape First, we are a people who: 

  1. Love God First
    Intimate relationship with God – doing the hard work of securely attaching to God by connecting with Him and knowing Him intimately, interactively, and personally.

  2. Love Ourselves in Christ
    by finding and walking in our identity in Christ. Walking in justification by faith and being sanctified, wearing Christ’s robe of righteousness. Victorious.

  3. Love other people
    like God loves us – all people, even those who are different from us or hate us, doing unto all others as we would have them do to us.

  4. Walk in the Spirit
    – Sermon on the Mount lifestyle
    – Following the Great Commission (Matthew 28)
    – Fruit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Self-Control, Gentleness and Faithfulness (Galatians 5:22-23)
    – Gifts: tongues and interpretation, prophecy, teaching, preaching, encouragement, giving, wisdom, understanding, council, fortitude, piety, fear of the Lord (1 Corinthians 12:8)
    – Walk in humility and forgiveness

  5. Are open to all the healing
    that God has for us by living a connected lifestyle with Immanuel.

  6. Share the truth that Jesus transforms
    Contending for the faith, scripturally faithful, and bold in witness.

  7. Live a disciplined life out of love (1 Corinthians 9)
    – Holy and pleasing to God, a living sacrifice
    -Praying and fasting
    – Lifestyle of discipleship, both discipling and being discipled
    – Faithful, “even if” — we have counted the cost

  8. Walk as a family
    Securely attached to each other
    Culture of honor and respect, Not judging or assuming
    Intentional listening, focused on what is being said – receive, summarize, acknowledge, and ask
    Always encouraging, assuming the best (see like Jesus sees)
    Open, honest, authentic relationship with each other – honest with each other
    Outdoing each other in honoring and showing honor
    Pray for each other
    Compassionate (sharing in each burdens and celebrate victories)
    Humble (not trying to self-justify but humbly acknowledge our mistakes)

  9. Adhere to these Common Statements of Faith
    – Infallibility of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16)
    – Nicene Creed

  10. Our Statements of Faith
    What We Believe