The word affinity is used to describe a natural attraction, feeling of kinship, inherent similarity or strong bond between certain persons or things.
Whoever loves God must also love his brother. [1 John 4:21].
We are named Affinity as a testimony to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ, which has reconciled us to God and to one another, binds us together as one body in Christ, and compels us to reach beyond ourselves to bring others into this bond of love.
We are the Body of Christ, called to proclaim the Good News that Jesus is the Christ – loving God through Worship, Fellowship and Stewardship; sharing God’s love through Discipleship, Ministry and Missions.
It is our vision to be a church where God is glorified, and where lives are transformed by the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
We are passionately committed to serving our members, the community and our Lord. Ensuring that we meet the needs of our Christian community, we live and evaluate our work by our biblically based core values:
The ministry of the Church belongs to all God’s people.
Ministry accompanied with compassion witnesses to God’s love.
Ministry accomplished with excellence brings glory to God.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter in Covenant with on another as on body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinance, discipline and doctrine, to contribute cheerfully, and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor and spread the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly and sisterly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of the Covenant and the principle of God’s word.