THE CORE VALUES OF PENSA-WUHAN
The core values of an organization are the guiding or underpinning principles that shape the beliefs and by necessary extension, the identity of that organisation. Effectively, these principles determine the manner in which members of that organisation conduct themselves.
In this vein, PENSA-Wuhan being dedicated to seeking the establishment and expansion of God’s Kingdom on earth by preaching the Gospel to All, is founded on the following core values:
Evangelism involves advantage of opportunities to share what you know about Jesus with others. Sharing what we know about Jesus is for the purpose of leading people into a personal relationship with God. It is the responsibility of every Church member to preach the good news to others. Evangelizing is the prime duty of all believers to share their faith after conversion. (Mark 16:15-18, Matt 28:19-20)
Discipleship is the training of believers to be Christ-like. The emphasis is on holiness, righteousness, faithfulness, honesty, sincerity, humility, prayerfulness, studying the word and leading disciplined and responsible lives. This is done through systematic teachings and workshops. The teachings emphasizes the four-square gospel, with Christ at the Centre, Jesus the Saviour, Healer, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and the Soon-coming King. (Matt. 28:19-20)
THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
PENSA-Wuhan believes in the Presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer at salvation and that the Christian life can be led only with His grace. The new birth is the work of the Holy Spirit; the baptism of the Holy Spirit is for the power to serve and the gifts of the Spirits are for building the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit also helps us to bear His fruits which develops in us a Christ-like character. (1 Cor. 12:8-11, Gal. 5:22-23)
Prayer for the Holy Spirit baptism with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues is prominent in the Church. Prayer for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and emphasis on the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is admonished. Members are encouraged to pray on their own and to build up their faith in God. Prayers are also said for healing and deliverance for the afflicted. (Acts 2:4, Jude 20)
We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures. That the Bible is infallible in its declaration, final in its authority, all-sufficient in its provisions and comprehensive in its sufficiency (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
TITHES AND OFFERING
Faithfulness in giving offering and paying tithes to enhance the ministry of the Church is emphasized. Tithe is a one-tenth of one’s income or earnings while offerings are substances believers give to support the Lord’s work. (Mal 3:10-11, Gen 28:22, 1 Cor 9:6, Phil 4:6-19)
This is where students are given the opportunity to discover and develop their leadership potentials. Students are encouraged to take up certain decisions and responsibilities geared towards the development of the Church. Team spirit with talent development shapes teamwork. (1 Tim. 3:12-15)
CHURCH DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY
Training to improve oneself through discipline is our hallmark. Christians at all levels should respect and obey the authority of the Church, submit to corrective measures and policies. (1 Cor. 9:25-29, 1 Thess. 5:12-13)
We are an organisation that shares common values and beliefs. We place value on the gathering and fellowship of the saints. (Heb. 10:25)
Praises and worship, teaching and preaching, exercise of gifts, prayer and testimony are prominent during service. These things does not necessarily always have to follow a specific order. Songs of the cross are sung on communion Sundays. Sunday Services, What to Expect and What We Believe