Thrive Within a Family…
The Bible is the eternal (Matthew 24:35), infallible (Psalm 12:6), unhindered (2 Timothy 2:9), and inspired (2 Timothy 3:16) Word of God. We desire to search out the Scriptures, better understand them, and apply them to our lives.
INTIMACY WITH THE LORD
Intimacy with the Lord is our ultimate mandate and reward. Nothing in Christianity works apart from abiding in the love of Jesus Christ while the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit abide in us.
We believe that the grace of God, the gospel of forgiveness, and union with Christ is the foundation upon which the Christian life can only be lived. The grace of God empowers us to draw near (Hebrews 4:16) and live holy (1 Peter 1:16), consecrated lives.
Like John the Baptist, we desire to live a fasted lifestyle because of our devotion to the Lord. Thus, we voluntarily refuse the legitimate pleasures of this world (Numbers 6) for the extreme pleasure of knowing God (Psalm 16). This passion for Jesus is born not out of legalism, but out of grace and love.
CULTURE OF PRAYER AND WORSHIP
With an unending chorus of worship and ceaseless prayer (Psalm 132), we desire to minister to the Lord day and night. In essence, our desire is to move beyond scheduled prayer meetings to inspire and nurture a culture of prayer (Isaiah 56:7).
To us, community living is not an option and everyone sees it as a privilege. We desire to be one in heart and mind (Acts 4:32) in our pursuit of God. The constitution and "unity" of our community is more important than the passion of our worship or the fervency of our prayers.
PROPHETIC AND DREAMS
We desire to be a prophetic company who seek to be friends of God (John 15:15), those of whom the Lord can share His secret counsel (Amos 3:7). We value the prophetic because it deepens our personal and corporate relationship with the Lord. It is an essential element to thrust forth missions and the movement of the Holy Spirit.
The idea of healthy, covenant relationships is a profound Scriptural value that we desire to walk out within community. The kingdom of God is the kingdom of right relationships. If we do not have love (1 Corinthians 13), we have nothing.
In the last days, the Lord promises to send the Spirit of Elijah who would “turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers” (Malachi 4:5-6). Thus, we are committed to the principle of generational transfer through fathering and discipleship (Matthew 28:19).
SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE THROUGH CONTENDING PRAYER
The Scriptures make it clear that "the kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). We engage in contending prayer for the breaking in of the Holy Spirit unto spiritual awakening and societal transformation (Luke 18).
Pray ye the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth, ekballo, laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38). His priority is our priority.
Interceding “for kings and all those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1-3) is a priority. We desire to see the transformation of our every sphere of society that they would reflect the kingdom of God which is built on the foundation of righteousness and justice.
Because of the urgency of the hour, we believe that the House of Prayer needs to be a staging ground for holy activism in justice and evangelism, we must put our feet to prayers (James 2:18-24). We believe that God initiates divine mandates with strategies to advance His kingdom.