5960 N. Okemos, East Lansing, MI 48823 11 a.m.

Core Values

Our mission:  “… the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,”  (Ephesians 4:12 NKJV)

Our goal:  “till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;”  (Ephesians 4:13 NKJV)

Our procedure: 

  • 1) To guide every individual to put his full faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    To seek to know and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
    To show that our faith in Christ is as important as any vocation, activity, or pleasure.

(Romans 10:9 NKJV)  “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

(Philippians 3:10 NKJV) “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,”

(Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV)  “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ {38} “This is the first and great commandment. {39} “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ {40} “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

  • 2. To build God’s Word and Christ’s character in individuals, marriages, and families.
    To keep our reputation and testimony above reproach.
    To be an “advertisement” for the Christian faith.
    To demonstrate to our families the importance of daily awareness of the Christian life.
    A time of devotional study with our spouse and with our children.
    The practice of providing Christian listening constantly and consistently.
    The provision of Christian literature and videos.

(Colossians 1:28-29 NKJV)  “Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. {29} To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.”
(Matthew 5:16 NKJV)  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

  • 3. To teach every man how to delight in and meet the needs of his wife.
    To demonstrate to her the same kind of love that Christ gave to the church when He sacrificed Himself for her.
    To demonstrate to the family that love is genuine and vitally important.

(Ephesians 5:25-29 NKJV)  “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, {26} that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, {27} that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. {28} So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. {29} For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.”

(1 Peter 3:7 NKJV)  “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”

  • 4. To teach every wife how to love her husband and children.
    To teach how to be discrete and chaste.
    To teach how to manage her home.
    To teach how to adapt to her own husband so the Christian faith cannot be spoken against by those who know her.

(Titus 2:4-5 NKJV)  “that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, {5} to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

(1 Peter 3:1-6 NKJV)  “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, {2} when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. {3} Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel; {4} rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. {5} For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, {6} as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.”

  • 5. To turn the heart of every father toward his sons and daughters in order to teach them Scriptural principles.
    To teach them how to be successful persons, partners, and parents.
    To evaluate every event, activity, opportunity for its potential impact spiritually — both positive and negative.

(Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV)  “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.”

(Malachi 4:6 NKJV)  “And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

  • 6. To demonstrate our love to the Lord and our loyalty to His Body by giving a good report of one another.
    To follow Matthew 18 in the spirit of restoring rather that merely exposing.
    To be sensitive in our attitudes and conduct toward others.
    To guard what we say, knowing that spoken words can never be retrieved.
    To teach how to edify one another making the church strong.

(Galatians 6:1 NKJV)  “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”

(Ephesians 4:29 NKJV)  “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

  • 7. To explain and apply God’s principles of finance in the church and in each family.
    To teach contentment with the provisions of life God had given specifically to us.
    To teach that we are to willingly and cheerfully give to the ministries of our church.
    To enable God to provide specific direction and illustrate His supernatural power.