WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS AUTUMN RIDGE?
First and foremost we are an evangelical church. The best definition of “evangelical” I have seen comes from Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary which says evangelical “emphasizes salvation by faith in the atoning death of Jesus Christ through personal conversion, the authority of scripture and the importance of preaching as contrasted with ritual.”
OUR PURPOSES & VALUES
THE BIBLICAL MANDATE FOR MAKING DISCIPLES IS FOUND IN THESE VERSES:
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt 28:18-20)
JESUS’ DESCRIPTION OF A DISCIPLE IS FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING VERSES:
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matt 22:23-40)
Our Core Values
Autumn Ridge Church has identified six core values that are essential to making disciples of Christ who love God and serve people. Three values flow from the theme of loving God; three flow from the theme of serving people.