Believing that God calls His church intentionally to seek and savor the glory of God in all things, this document sets forth the foundational purpose, priorities, and principles for which Christ’s church exists. There are many reasons why a visible New Testament church should have a confession of faith, a covenant, and a constitution. These documents greatly assist in the efforts of biblically organizing and conducting the ministries which have been entrusted to us by our Head, Jesus Christ. It must be readily acknowledged, however, that these documents, despite their usefulness and desired precision, will avail nothing apart from the presence and power of the Spirit of God in a church. It is with this keen awareness of our absolute dependence upon our sovereign and holy God that these articles are set forth within this Constitution (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:15).