Values

Pequea Church is a community committed to helping people come to a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. For more than 125 years, our church has worked to extend the gospel to our community in meaningful and relevant ways. Our church embraces the three historic streams of Brethren in Christ influence: Anabaptism, Pietism, and Wesleyanism. We are a church centered on Christ—in our faith, life, and practice. Our denomination, the Brethren in Christ Church (BIC), summarizes its theological convictions into ten core values.

Experiencing God’s Love and Grace

We value the free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 3:1-15 | John 20:19-31

Believing the Bible

We value the Bible as God’s authoritative Word, study it together, and build our lives on its truth.

Psalm 119:10-19 | 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Worshiping God

We value heartfelt worship that is God-honoring, Spirit-directed, and life-changing.

Psalm 8:1-9 | Romans 11:33-12:2

Following Jesus

We value whole hearted obedience to Christ Jesus through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 9:23-27 | Ephesians 3:14-21

Belonging to the Community of Faith

We value integrity in relationships and mutual accountability in an atmosphere of grace, love, and acceptance.

Colossians 3:9-17 | 1 Peter 2:1-10

Witnessing to the World

We value an active and loving witness for Christ to all people.

Matthew 5:13-16 | Revelation 7:9-16

Serving Compassionately

We value serving others at their point of need, following the example of our Lord Jesus.

Isaiah 61:1-3 | Matthew 25:35-40

Pursuing Peace

We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.

Micah 4:1-5 | Romans 12:14-21

Living Simply

We value uncluttered lives, which free us to love boldly, give generously, and serve joyfully.

Proverbs 3:5-10 | Matthew 6:19-34

Relying on God

We confess our dependence on God for everything, and seek to deepen our intimacy with Him by living prayerfully.

Psalm 143:5-10 | Hebrews 13:20-21