“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Cor. 10:31
Worship is a way of life at KCCEM. It is not just music. It is not just what we do during Sunday services. We work to praise God. We eat to praise God. We rest to praise God. We play to praise God. We worship every waking moment of every day. Worship is our first and primary core value because everything else we do comes under worship.
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Eph. 4:4-6
At KCCEM, we value true, godly, and Christ-centered fellowship. To us, fellowship is more than just getting together for meals and games. It is about celebrating and strengthening the relationships we have with one another, our brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ. We believe that unity is a primary principle and demonstration of Christian love.
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” – Eph. 4:15-16
We believe that the call and expectation for every Christian is to grow in every way—spiritually, mentally, emotionally, relationally—until we reach perfect Christ-likeness. Jesus is our model of perfection that we strive after. To this end, we endeavor to discover our spiritual gifts, our passions, and our individual and corporate callings, and to be fully trained and equipped for God’s kingdom purposes.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” – Rom. 12:6-8
Our conviction is that we were saved in order to serve. We believe that every Christian is given a spiritual gift to be used for the edification of the church and the expansion of God’s kingdom. We endeavor to be good stewards of these gifts by using them wisely, lovingly, diligently, and faithfully, that we might be judged as good and faithful servants of Christ by our Father in heaven.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” – Rom. 10:13-15
The primary purpose for the existence of the church on earth is to win souls for Christ. We believe that God’s own mission is to glorify Himself by saving the lost and gathering a people for Himself. We strive to partner with God in His mission by engaging our community, our city, our country, and the world in evangelism, outreach, and missions, either by going out ourselves or by supporting those who do.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Col. 3:23-24
At KCCEM, we want to glorify God not only through good intentions and motivations, but also through good work and good fruit. In order to do this, we believe we need to do everything with a spirit of excellence, not doing things half-way, giving God less than our best, but doing everything to the best of our ability, giving God the first-fruits of our labor. God deserves our best.
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.” – 1 Cor. 13:1-3
Love is the greatest of all values. If we do everything else well, but lack love, then our values are bankrupt and are in fact valueless. We strive to love others the same way God, through Christ, loves us, that is, unlimitedly and unconditionally. We endeavor to be perfected in Christ-like love.