On March 22, 2005 Bishop Chris Parker and his wife, Na-Jean stepped out on faith to begin Abundant Life Ministries in Fayetteville, NC. Abundant Life Ministries began in Bishop Parker’s home with only his wife and his children and the church has continued to experience supernatural growth!
The following are the core values of Abundant Life Ministries. We desire that these values define, drive and provide direction to this ministry in the context of a warm and caring environment for all our church family.
Lost People: We value lost people because God does. Therefore, we will use every available Christ-honoring means to pursue, win, and disciple unchurched, lost people. (Luke 19:10.)
Ministry of Excellence: We value giving our best because God gave us his best— Jesus
Christ. Therefore, we will seek to honor him by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities. (Col. 3: 23-24).
Scripture: We value the Holy Bible as God’s authoritative and accurate word for
salvation and service. (2 Tim. 3:16). Therefore, we will strive to teach God’s Word with
integrity and authority so that seekers find Christ and believers mature in him.
(2 Tim. 3:16)
Authentic Praise and Worship: We value praise and worship that is authentic and
acceptable to God. Therefore, we desire to acknowledge God’s supreme
value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate, and contemporary praise and
worship of our church. (Rom. 12:1-2).
Grace Orientation: We Value a grace orientation to life and not a legal orientation to life. Therefore, we encourage our people to serve Christ from sincere hearts of love and gratitude rather than burdened hearts of guilt and condemnation. (Rom. 6:14)
Cultural Relevance: We value ministry that effectively communicates biblical truths in
ways that people understand it. Therefore, we will constantly evaluate
our forms and methods, seeking cultural relevance and maximum ministry effectiveness
for Christ. (1 Chron. 12:32)
Mobilized and Multicultural Congregation: We value total congregational and community involvement in ministry. Therefore, we seek to equip all our uniquely designed, gifted and diverse people to effectively accomplish the work of our ministry. (Eph. 4:11-13).