Our Mission Statement:
Loving God, serving people and making disciples who will continue His mission.
To become a thriving community of Christ followers.
Our Core Values:
Spiritual Transformation - Not conformed to this world but fully alive in Christ
Commitment to Biblical Base - God’s word is our guide and authority
Compassionate Service - Motivated by genuine care
Wholehearted Worship - Driven by deep gratitude
Creative Evangelism - Sharing the good news relevantly
Intentional Missions - Limited focus for concentrated impact
Prepared Disciples - Biblically literate and trained
Unified Community - One mind and body in Christ
Christ Followers - Desiring to be like Jesus in word and deed
Power of Prayer - Dependent on and confident of God’s faithfulness
Our Distinctives:Communion-Centered: Lincoln is unusual in that it celebrates communion and remembers Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection every week, as Jesus requested and the church of Acts Chapter 2 practiced.
Community Core Resource: The leadership of Lincoln shows its gratitude for the excellent facility that God has given us by sharing it generously with other churches and ministries for office space and special events, with the community as a sports and a training venue, and for cultural and social support.
Diversity: Lincoln seeks to recognize, respect and minister to both Christ followers and those who haven’t yet established a personal relationship with Christ, regardless of differences including race, age, education, language, economics or status.
Dual Culture: Lincoln has been blessed by God with a congregation that worships and serves in English and Mandarin who work together to honour and share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Ministry to the Broken: Lincoln has become, through God’s grace, a place of safety and healing for people dealing with hurts, addictions and other difficulties in life’s journey through its hosting a Biblical 12 step support ministry and provision of office space for counselors.
Our Statement of Faith:
God - There is one God, eternal, existing in three persons – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ - The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God, born of a virgin and sinlessly perfect. His sacrifice is substitutionary and representative. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father’s right hand where He now ministers as the believer’s Great High Priest.
Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit infuses new life in the believing, repentant heart. He empowers, directs and gifts believers for service. He indwells every believer and is the seal of redemption.
The Bible - The Bible is inspired of God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Salvation - Each member of the human race is sinful and re-birth by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ and salvation is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Every believer possesses eternal life and is justified, sanctified and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and by Him is empowered to live a Godly life. The believer is secure for all eternity. However, a believer can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony and reward, and incur the Father’s chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by new birth; fellowship however, is dependent upon obedience.
The Church - The church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. The local church is composed of believers in a locality who gather in Christ’s name for worship, prayer, edification, fellowship, service and witness. Government and discipline are divinely outlined in the Epistles as being the responsibility of the local church.
The Ordinances - There are two Christian ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism signifies that the believer, having died with Christ, is buried with Him and is also risen with Christ to walk in newness of life. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by the Lord Himself. In observance of this supper, believers retell the message of the Lord’s death, until He returns.
The Return of Christ - The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ could occur at any moment. His return will usher in a series of events: the rapture, judgment on unredeemed society, the restoration of Israel to Him as Messiah and an eternal state of blessedness for the redeemed. This truth is an ongoing incentive to holy living and faithful service for every believer.
Judgment - There will be a resurrection of the believer unto eternal life and of the unbeliever unto eternal punishment.