Who We Are

Who We Are

OUR MISSION:

Helping people know & follow Jesus Christ.

OUR MANDATE:

Richmond Alliance Church is an evangelical, Bible-believing church, committed to helping people know & follow Jesus Christ through:

1. Meaningful Worship (We Look Upward)

2. The Transformational Word (We Grow Inward)

3. Relational Warmth (We Reach Outward)

4. Spiritual Witness (We Go Forward)

OUR MEANS:

1. THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST: The focus of the church will be the Lord Jesus Christ. To glorify Him in all we do is our reason for existing. (1 Cor. 2:2; Phil. 1:21; Col. 1:27-29)

2. THE PRIORITY OF THE SCRIPTURES: The Scriptures are the key to the life of the Christian and the church, and will be given the highest priority. (Josh. 1:8; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12)

3. THE PROMINENCE OF PRAYER: Prayer will be emphasized. We will at all times seek the Lord's guidance in all we do. (Acts 2:42; 6:4; Col. 4:2-4)

4. THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Since we are reliant on the Holy Spirit for direction and enablement (Zech. 4:6; Eph. 5:18)

5. THE PATTERN OF OUR SERVICES: Our worship services will be conducted in a way that is relevant to our culture without forgetting the rich heritage of our past. Teaching, praise, prayer, giving, communion and fellowship will be essential aspects of our times together. (1 Chron. 12:31; Acts 2:42; 46-47; 1 Cor. 9:14; 16:2; Eph. 5:19-20)

6. THE PLACE OF COMMUNITY: Small groups are the primary means by which community and caring will be fostered. (Acts 2:46; 12:12; 20:20)

7. THE PROVISION OF LEADERSHIP: The church will be led by elders who, discerned and affirmed by the body, are gifted and qualified leaders. (Rom. 12:8; 1 Tim. 3:1-10; Titus 1: 5-9)

8. THE PROMOTION OF INVOLVEMENT: Each member is a vital part of the church and will be encouraged to give of his/her gift(s), time, abilities and finances. (Matt. 6:19-20; 25:14-30; Rom 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12; 2 Cor. 8 & 9; 1 Peter4:10)

9. THE PRINCIPLE OF EXCELLENCE: Excellence in all we do will be our standard. We will give of our best in our service to the Lord. (1 Cor.10:31; Col. 3:17; 1 Peter 4:11)

10. THE PROFESSION OF ORTHODOXY: Our theological views will reflect the Statement of Faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Canada. (Acts 17:11)