Solomon wrote, “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore get wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is seeing life from God’s point of view. God’s Book of Wisdom, the Bible, is thus eminently practical. From it we can learn how to handle our money, how to rear and educate our children, how to have a successful marriage, how to resolve conflicts, and how to do a good day’s work. Some truths are more easily discerned than others; still, the Bible does not leave us rudderless even in personal lifestyle decisions like standards of music, appearance, language, and courtesy.
Our approach is to build strong families and then, through their initiative and the church’s guidance, see good works arise. We do not want to fill each night with church activities that keep people from home.
For example, we are evangelistic—we provide training in how to witness for Christ—but we do not have a day of the week formally set for the church to go out. We do not have a soup kitchen; but we do encourage families to make their homes centers of hospitality.
We have not set up a children’s church or youth ministry segregating children from their parents. We have, however, established a Grace Prayer League. All the family is encouraged to attend, but attention is directed especially toward sons and daughters to train them in the service and disciplines of a prayer life. GPL meets on Wednesday nights before the prayer meeting during the school year.
We have special meetings (for the ladies, just for men, topical issues, etc.) and service opportunities as we discern that the Lord is leading. But again, the primary emphasis is on building strong homes.
A major binding glue for our people is this approach towards Scriptures and life. Many of us have come out of false beliefs and destructive lifestyles. We want now to redeem the time which remains. We want to congregate with people serious about growth toward what God wants and serious about serving others by passing on the blessing.