We are a local expression of the church of Jesus Christ (His body); and it's our desire that He alone be the Head over our gatherings, and His life be expressly seen in our midst as we share fellowship in peace, love and unity of spirit, preferring one another above our own selves.
As a fellowship, we also believe that Christ has given at least one spiritual gift to every believer as we are told in Ephesians 4:7-16, and we encourage everyone to allow the Lord groom us in the gifts He has given to each of us, so that we all can benefit from the life of God expressed through each gift. In addition to this, we press for the standard of oneness expressed in Ephesians 4:13, where, although we are different people, we all operate in unity as one perfect corporate man. Ephesians 4:13 says:
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, andof the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:"
This, we strongly prayerfully desire, because we know that it is in the environment of unity and oneness that great grace is opened to us to experience the anointing upon our Lord Jesus (Psalm 133:1). And the more of His anointing we experience, the more of Him we are able to display to the world around us.
In regards to maintaining order, we have a body of elders who have spiritual oversight over the church; according to the pattern shown in the Scriptures. The only singular authority we emphasize is that of our Lord Jesus Christ: the Head, and Husband of the Church, from whom all members are fitly joined together and compacted (Ephesians 4:16).
We emphasize holiness and truth in the Church. It's our desire that the Church of God would indeed be a holy Church, a faithful bride without spot nor wrinkle, ready for marriage to our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:25-27). And we know that since it is the Lord that is responsible for building His Church, then this desire will surely be accomplished. He has said in Matthew 16:18: "... I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.". Amen.