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Our Purpose

I. God's purpose in establishing this local expression of the body of Christ is that His manifold wisdom, which He demonstrated in Christ Jesus our Lord, shall be made known (Ephesians 3. 10). In response, we purpose to glorify the Lord God in the following mutually supportive ways as directed by the Holy Scriptures:
• By gathering together for worship and prayer in the unity of the Spirit (Acts 4:2)
• By the exercising of spiritual gifts for the edification, maturing, and equipping of God's people for service to God (1 Corinthians 12.4-7; 2 Timothy 3.16,17).
• By proclaiming the gospel of God's saving grace in Jesus Christ to the world through word and practice (Acts 1.8; Matthew 5.1 .3-15).

We Seek the Lost
I. The United Brethren Restoration Center has began as a movement of people with a passion to reach lost people. They were willing to do whatever would bring people to Christ. As people accept Christ as Savior, we then lead them further down the road of discipleship, which includes baptism, training in righteousness, the use of spiritual gifts, and holy living.
II. We believe in conversion, which results in transformed life. This goes beyond head knowledge, beyond church attendance, beyond practicing the ordinances. Christ's presence in a Christian's life is demonstrated by a lifestyle of faithfulness and obedience to God.

We Demonstrate Social Concern
I. We must not only seek the salvation of our fellow human beings, but show genuine concern for their total well-being. We recognize our responsibility to victims of poverty, prejudice, injustice, and other forms of human suffering.
II. The poor will always be among us, and we cannot ignore their plight; the Bible clearly states our obligation to those living in poverty. But there are many others, whether they are poor or not, whose situation requires our aid. They include persons in prison, immigrants, widows, orphans, the unborn, the handicapped, the homeless, the elderly, and victims of abuse. We also will respond corporately to large-scale tragedies, giving sacrificially to help victims of natural disasters or social strife.
III. Demonstrating social concern also involves raising our voice against injustice and prejudice. We stand against discrimination, slavery, and injustice, insisting that equal rights be granted to everyone. We advocate fairness in the workplace, in the courts, and in all other settings, and seek the end of any discrimination based upon racial, national, economic, or social differences-restoration of human values and virtues

We Preserve Our Christian Witness
I. We believe that our lifestyles need to reflect God to other people. For that reason, we will make choices, sometimes stated through national conference moral and social standards, to behave in certain ways, which identify us as Christians and protect the integrity of Christ's church. These choices will vary from culture to culture, and may involve participating or not participating in certain activities. While we resist legalistic rules, we value a lifestyle, which clearly honors Christ in the eyes of others, both Christians and non-Christians.


We Protect the Family
I. God instituted the family as our main social unit, and it is within the family that children are to be created, nurtured, and trained. Families come in many forms, but all need to be regulated restoratively by God's Word.
II. A husband and wife must remain faithful and loving to each other, and faithful and loving to the children God has entrusted to them. We realize we must constantly resist the forces attempting to undermine the strength and integrity of marriages and families, and the design outlined for them in God's Word: a married husband and wife, and any children they might have.-total restoration

We Esteem Each Other
I. We aspire to operate as a connectional church. As United Brethren-Restoring people across the world, we recognize that what happens in any of our affiliates matters to each of us. We are concerned about the welfare of churches not only in the next town, but in other countries. We are determined to help each other, we learn from each other, we esteem each other, and we cooperate with each other to accomplish more for the Kingdom than we could by ourselves.
II. In the same vein, we value "the counsel of the brethren," meaning the collective wisdom and advice of our fellow believers. While individuals may not agree with the decision of a committee, commission or conference, or with a stand taken by the conference or denomination, unity demands that we respect that corporate view as the counsel of the brethren and follow it. We believe in holding each other accountable to the standards set corporately establishing the ‘unity of the brethren’.
Section 8: We Link with the Larger Church
I. We value connections with Christians outside of the United Brethren Restoration family. We are not separatist in mentality or practice. Rather, we intentionally develop connections with other Christian denominations and groups that are similar in purpose and spirit, so that we can more broadly advance the work of the Great Commission and impact our world

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