Treasuring Christ Together Network
We are a partnership of church planting churches who embrace a shared mission and theology grounded in the supremacy of God and the spread of joy to all nations.
Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by nurturing healthy pastors and healthy churches to plant healthy churches.
In the course of this mission, we aim to collaborate with like-minded church planters, leaders of new and existing churches, and leaders of other like-minded networks and denominations.
In dependence upon God’s grace, we envision a future filled with missional, growing, global, networked churches planting churches.
Missional Churches make a significant impact through the gospel of Christ within their own communities and among ethnically diverse people groups.
Growing Churches are relentless in making the gospel known through effective evangelism and gospel-centered discipleship resulting in saving faith and spiritual transformation of individuals, families, and communities.
Global Churches transform not only their communities but also their region, nation and world through gospel proclamation and deeds of mercy and justice.
Networked Churches work together, regionally and nationally, to recruit, train, and coach new church planters in partnership with leaders of existing churches, in order to multiply the planting of churches.
Our Doctrine Translated into Church Life
10 Dimensions of Church Life
We believe that the cause of unity in the church is best served, not by finding the lowest common denominator of doctrine, around which all can gather, but by elevating the value of truth, stating our doctrinal parameters, seeking the unity that comes from the truth, and then demonstrating to the world how Christians can love each other across boundaries rather than by removing boundaries. In this way, the importance of truth is served by the existence of doctrinal borders, and unity is served by the way we love others across those borders.
For a detailed look at our affirmation of faith you may follow the link below:
We are Christians. Passionate, God-centered, Christ-preaching, Bible-saturated, joy-seeking, prayer-fueled, gospel-shaped, church-loving, leadership-developing, disciple-making, diversity-embracing, missional-living, missions-mobilizing, justice-pursuing, broken-hearted, happy followers of the omnipotent, crucified and risen Christ.
Our shared mission and theology become evident in the following ten dimensions of local church life.:
Worship: Enjoying and displaying the worth of Christ in God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-led, Bible-saturated corporate worship, including congregational singing and expository exultation.
Prayer: Commitment to depend on God’s grace and mercy in personal, family, and corporate prayer, so that in all our blessings the Giver will get the glory.
Education: Personal efforts to grow and help each other grow in biblical truth, wisdom, faith, and love, which show Christ as our supreme treasure.
Mutual Care: Corporate commitment to pursue a life together in sacrificial, faith-sustaining care for each other in loving relationships at every level of youth and age, joy and sorrow, comfort and crisis, health and brokenness.
Witness: Personal and corporate strategies of wartime living, courageous witness, and social action to show the supreme value of Christ to fallen people and fallen culture.
Ethnic Harmony: Intentional efforts to display love across ethnic and cultural lines and to be a church that models the fruit of that love.
Compassion: Personal and corporate expressions of compassion to relieve human suffering, near and far, by means of short-term intervention and long-term personal and structural change, in order to show the justice, mercy, and soul-satisfying beauty of Christ—forever.
Missions: Corporate efforts in cross-cultural missions for the sake of the name of Christ among unreached peoples.
Leadership: Humble submission to spiritual, biblically-qualified elders who lead by example, not dominion, and with joy, not under compulsion, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry, including aggressive efforts to multiply congregational leaders.
Legacy: The commitment of church and parents to train up succeeding generations of children and youth who live the vision of the church.