Core Values

These are the CORE VALUES we live and die by.
These are the values that shape our vision,
determine every decision,
and give purpose to all we do.

Psalm 95:1-7

Psalm 145:3-4 

Proverbs 27:17 

John 1:14 

Matthew 20:26-28 

Proverbs 3:5-10 

Luke 15

Cypress Church is an elder-governed, staff-led congregation. We are a congregation of the Wesleyan Church, and our pastors are licensed/ordained under their spiritual authority.

Cypress Statement of Beliefs

Salvation
Salvation is wholly a work of God’s free grace, received by repentance and faith. Each person can be made new in Christ by the Holy Spirit and thereafter continuously grow in the knowledge of God.

Faith in the Holy Trinity
The Father – We believe in one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom, and goodness, the Creator and Preserver of all things. 

The Son of God – We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and sinless in life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. He fully atoned for the sins of all, was bodily resurrected and enthroned at God’s right hand as our Intercessor.

The Holy Spirit – He is the Administrator of grace to all mankind. He is ever present, assuring, preserving, guiding, and enabling the believer.

The Word of God

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which originated with God, and was given through many different chosen authors. 

We believe that God's Word is inspired and infallible. It is fully inerrant in the original manuscripts and superior to all human authority. You don't fit the Bible in your life, you fit your life in the Bible. God's Word has never failed man. It is a perfect road map that leads to eternal life with God.

God's Purpose for Humanity
We believe that the two great commandments which require us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves, summarize the divine law as it is revealed in the Scriptures. 

They are the perfect measure and norm of human duty, both for the ordering and directing of families and nations, and all other social bodies, and for individual acts, by which we are required to acknowledge God as our only Supreme Ruler. 

Personal Choice
We believe that humanity's creation in the image of God included the ability to choose between right and wrong.

The Atonement
We believe that Christ's offering of Himself, once and for all, through His sufferings and death on the cross, provides the perfect redemption and atonement for the sins of the whole world, both original and actual. 

Repentance and Faith
We believe that for men and women to receive what God's prevenient grace has made possible, they must voluntarily respond in repentance and faith. Repentance begins by the convicting ministry of the Holy Spirit. It involves a willful change of mind that renounces sin and longs for righteousness, a godly sorrow for and a confession of sin. Faith, in turn, is the only condition of salvation. It begins in the agreement of the mind and the consent of the will to the truth of the gospel. 

Good Works
We believe that although good works cannot save us from our sins or from God's judgment, they are the fruit of faith and follow after regeneration. 

Sin after Repentance
We believe that it is possible to fall into sin after giving your heart to Christ. 

Sanctification
We believe that sanctification is that work of the Holy Spirit by which the child of God is separated from sin unto God and is enabled to love God with all the heart and to walk in all His holy commandments blameless. Being "saved" or making a decision to follow Christ is when we have God. Sanctification is when God has you. 

The Gifts of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent of all Spiritual gifts and that these gifts are given to glorify God and not man. However, we major on the fruit of the Spirit and not the gifts of the Spirit. Gifts of the Spirit without first the fruit of the Spirit is like a tree without roots. 

The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the certainty of the personal and imminent return of Christ inspires holy living and zeal for reaching the world for Christ.

The Church
We believe that the Christian church is the entire body of believers in Jesus Christ, who is the founder and only Head of the church. We believe that the church is God's only plan to save the world and is a powerful gathering of people beyond anything man could construct. We believe The Church is the hope of the world.

Destiny
We believe that there is life after death and all are on their way to either heaven or hell. 

The Sacraments: Baptism and Communion
We believe that water baptism and communion [often referred to as the Lord's Supper] are the sacraments of the church commanded by Christ and ordained as a means of grace when received through faith. 

We believe that water baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward transformation of the heart and should be administered to all believers. 

We believe that communion is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ's death and our hope in His victorious return, as well as a sign of the love that Christians have for each other.

Marriage and the Family
God's plan for human sexuality is that it is to be expressed only in a monogamous lifelong relationship between one man and one woman within the framework of marriage. This is the only relationship which is divinely designed for the birth and rearing of children and is a
covenant union made in the sight of God, taking priority over every other human relationship. [Watch Pastor Ken's response to the Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage, June 2015]

Pastor Ken's response to Supreme Court ruling

Discover Cypress

If you are interested in making Cypress your church home, this is your FIRST STEP. 

In this seminar, you'll discover the mission, core values, beliefs, strategy, structure and vision that serves as the foundation of Cypress Church. 

At the end of the class you will be given the opportunity to apply for membership.

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