Realizing that we are a collection of diverse individuals, we all have slightly different ideas with regard to how we go about serving Christ, shepherding one another, and seeking the lost. Yet certain common values, unify our efforts and define our differences. We summarize our core values by using the following statements.
1. GOD’S WORD AS AUTHORITY
The single most defining and distinguishing characteristic of UHC has been its Biblically based teaching and preaching of pure word of God. Value a teaching ministry that enables our members to face the many challenges of our changing culture and encourages them to be in the world but not of the world.
2. TRUTH AS RELEVANT
We believe that God’s Truth is always relevant, we study , pursue and teach God’s truth in the context of how it enables us to grow in our own relationship of love with Him and with each other. We desire to communicate sound doctrine in a way that will change lives, community and the world.
3. EVERY MEMBER AS MINISTER
We believe that the church should operate as a unified body with men and women stewarding their spiritual gifts (1 cor. 12, 14; Rom. 12). UHC is committed to a ministry that seeks to equip leaders and members of the congregation to utilize their gifts in ministry (Eph. 4). While looking for leadership from the Pastor, we depend not only on the energy and gifts of a single individual or pastoral staff, but on a broad based commitment of all members as well. We believe that the motivates the ministry gifts of individuals within the body.