Values are the things that make a community tick and at Mint Hill Presbyterian we believe that the following values are warranted by the Scriptures, useful in advancing Christ’s kingdom, and provide us with a deep sense of satisfaction:
We believe that corporate worship is the highest calling we have and so we strive to worship God in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:23). We fulfill this calling by embracing and cherishing a God-glorifying, disciple-making, and aesthetically-pleasing worship service.
We believe that humanity was created for fellowship and does not thrive in isolation. In fact, even before sin entered into the world God declared that it was not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18). In light of this, we are intentional about building a vibrant and authentic community where people can experience the beauty and hospitality of Christian community.
We believe that discipleship is primarily about Christians picking up their cross and following Jesus and not about building programs or getting coffee (Lk. 14:27). Discipleship is a call to living a crucified life in Christ and this call is primarily, but not exclusively, given to the church by elders and pastors through preaching, teaching, and counseling from the Scriptures, by humbly exercising discipline, and through the right administration of the sacraments.
Church Planting and Renewal
We believe that Jesus builds His kingdom through and by His church. This means that while we appreciate the work of many outreach ministries, we are primarily committed to making disciples of all nations by planting and renewing churches locally and around the world (Mt. 28:18-20).
Mercy and Justice
We believe that God’s people have been called to pursue mercy and justice in a world that is often cruel and corrupt (Isa. 1:17). This means that we highly value the work of the diaconate, we wholeheartedly embrace ministry to the least of these, and we encourage individual Christians to pursue a life of mercy and justice towards others (Mic. 6:8).