What We Believe

Our mission is accomplished through keeping focus on 12 core values.

1. God's Word as Authority The Word of God is our final authority and source of life-guidance, calling us to a faith-filled, obedient, godly life-style.
 
2.  Worship as Priority The worship of God is our primary ministry, pursued with biblically motivated zeal and offered in reverence with humility, childlikeness and joyfulness.
 
3. God's Love Bringing Wholeness A Holy Spirit-begotten climate of God's love is that atmosphere which most readily begets living hope, fosters true health and produces practical holiness, as Jesus' Cross points us to a path of discipleship and a life free of condemnation, at rest in God's grace.

4. Ministry to the Family The biblically modeled family is God's foundational social and governmental unit and is to be nourished, served and preserved as such. Fundamental to this value is the sanctity of marriage, biblical sexuality and human life.

5. Racial Harmony in God's Kingdom Under God our Creator, ethnic diversity is respected; and under Christ our Redeemer, all humanity is invited to answer the Bible's call to the values and virtues of the Kingdomof God.

6. Unity of Christ's Body The unity of the Church - Christ's global, many-faceted Body--is to be earnestly sought and unselfishly served, that this value for which Jesus prayed may find its answer in our attitudes and commitments.

7. Constant Prayer unto Fruitfulness Steadfast prayer and faithful intercession allow us to enter a partnership with God Almighty, and they are the foundational means of personal and corporate fruitfulness in life, service and ministry.

8. Spirit-Filled Witness and Service The ministry of the Church is to be conveyed through the means of maturing believers at every age level, social status and marital state: baptized in the Holy Spirit for empowered witness and equipped in the Word and His gifts for faithful service.

9. Vitality of the Spiritual Language The biblical exercise of Holy Spirit enabled supernatural utterance is vital for prayer, praise, intercession, and edification and is a desirable and an available resource for every believer.

10. Commitment to Spiritual Warfare The reality of the invisible realm of spiritual conflict demands biblical confrontation through prayer and ministry with discernment and love; that the triumph of Calvaryis not minimized, but applied by such means.

11. A Spirit of Giving and Stewardship To live is to give - in tithes, offerings and all life's resources. We steward what we have been given of time, gifts and finances, seeing these as being from God's hand, yet as ours to obediently distribute.

12. Commitment to Sound Doctrine  As a member of the Foursquare Association, we adhere to the Declaration of Faith of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel; always living in the spirit of the maxim—In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.

 
Use of the Triquetra Symbol:
 
 
 

 

This symbol is most commonly known as Triquetra – Latin for Triangle...  

 

  • When modern designers began to display the Triquetra as a stand-alone design, it recalled the three-leafed shamrock which was similarly offered as a Trinity symbol by Saint Patrick of Ireland .

 

  • The Triquetra has been used extensively on Christian sculpture, vestments, book arts and stained glass. It has also been used on the title page and binding of some editions of the New King James Version.

 

  • A very common representation of the symbol is with a circle that goes through the three interconnected loops of the Triquetra. The circle emphasizes the unity of the whole combination of the three elements. It is also said to symbolize God's love around the Holy Trinity. The Triquetra symbol has been found on early artwork in Northern Europe and on early German coins. It presumably had pagan religious meaning when people began to worship the creator in their own ways. The Triquetra is also found in similar artwork on Celtic crosses and slabs from the early Christian period. Celtic (Irish) art lives on as both a living folk art tradition and through several revivals. This Triquetra symbol has been used as a singular symbol for the past two centuries by Celtic Christians. Remember that at the time of Christ in the Roman Empire , the Cross was a symbol of Death and Hades. However, in Christ, the image of the Cross was redeemed to mean LIFE and SALVATION (1 Cor.1:18).

 

Significance of the Triquetra for us at TSH

  •  The Triquetra Symbol represents the PERICHORESIS – the divine indwelling union and dance of the Holy Trinity. This indwelling expresses and realizes fellowship between the Father, the Spirit and the Son. It is intimacyJesus compares the oneness of this indwelling to the oneness of the fellowship of his Church from this indwelling. "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us (John 17:21)." Hence...
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