Core Values

  • Biblical Teaching – We believe the Bible is completely true and is the inspired word of God. It is important to us to introduce people to the truths of God’s word and how lives can be changed as we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything we do as a church and individually should always be filtered through, and in line with the Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”


  • Serving the Community – The heart of Outdoor Life Ministries will be community. We desire to practice what Jesus modeled – “Love your neighbor”. Jesus did this through providing for the people around Him. Outdoor Life ministries will work to do the same by meeting real, felt needs in people’s lives and the community as a whole.

Matthew 22:39 “…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

James 2:15-16 “If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and be filled.’ And yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?”


  • Culturally Relevant – This church will be relevant and understand that we live in a unique and changing culture. We will work towards bridging the gap and removing the physical barriers that might prevent people from seeking a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Though the methods will change, the message “the Word” never changes.

1 Corinthians 9:22-23 “To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.  I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.”


  • Relational Discipleship – Building meaningful relationships with others happens by hanging out with them and doing life together. We will strive to do this through small groups, one on one discipleship and activities geared towards bringing people into a closer relationship with each other with the purpose of growing in spiritual maturity.



  • Faithfulness – First and foremost we will be faithful to follow God’s call. We will remain patient in the Lord and not move ahead of God or fall behind Him. This will be modeled by the church as an example to encourage individuals to do the same in their lives. This means there will be times where we step out of our comfort zone, knowing that God will equip us and provide for the work He has planned.

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain”.   


  • Excellence – This does NOT mean perfection. We desire to pursue excellence by doing whatever God has called us to do to the best of our abilities, with all our heart.
Colossians 3:23

“whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for man,”


Statement of Beliefs


(a) About the Bible

: The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the Bible. God Himself chose every word of Scripture. The Bible is God’s love letter to all of humanity and is the final authority in every issue it communicates. It is complete Truth without errors, and we can trust it for all matters in this life and eternity.

(b) About God:

Scripture teaches that God created everything we can see (and even everything we can’t see) out of nothing.  Although it might be difficult for the human mind to comprehend, the Bible teaches that He is one, yet has existed since the beginning of time as three distinct and equal persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

(c) About Jesus:

Jesus Christ is God’s Son and an equal of the Father.  He has existed from the beginning of time, yet lived on earth during the first century A.D.  Throughout His earthly life, He was completely God and completely human at the same time.  After living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for every human being who has ever lived by dying on a Roman cross.  After three days in the grave, He defeated sin and death by rising from the grave.  He then ascended to Heaven and will return to earth one day to reign as King.

(d) About the Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is a full and equal part of the Trinity.  He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit lives inside every follower of Jesus from the moment they decide to follow Him. The Spirit is our power source for life, ministry and spiritual growth. To tap into that power, we must continually yield to the Holy Spirit.

(e) About Salvation:

Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our Creator.  No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way back into God’s presence.  Our only hope is to trust Jesus as God’s provision for our disobedience.  Whenever you make that decision, you step into the eternal and abundant life Jesus promises for all believers.

(f) About Eternal Security

: Your salvation is through the most trustworthy being in the universe – Jesus Christ!  You didn’t do anything to earn your salvation, and you can’t do anything to lose it.  Your salvation is maintained by God’s trustworthiness and love not by what you do.

(g) About Eternity:

God made you to exist forever. Heaven is a perfect place, and since none of us is perfect, we are all headed for an eternity of separation from God. That’s why God sent Jesus: to pay the price for our sins so that we can spend eternity with Him. What you decide about Jesus Christ in this life will determine where you will spend eternity. If you reject Him, you’ll be eternally separated from God in Hell. If you accept Him, you’ll spend it eternally connected with Him in Heaven.

(h) About the Church:

The Bible tells us that the church is the body of Christ in the world today. The New Testament tells us the church is a local body of baptized believers. The head of the church is Jesus Christ. The biblical purposes of the church are to love one another, worship, to be on mission, fellowship, discipleship and ministry to others.

(i) About Christ’s Return:

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.