We Value our relationship with Jesus Christ
Jesus is our reason for living and our purpose in everything we do. This means that we are devoted to expressing the greatness of God in our lives everyday. (Phil. 1:6) And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again.
We Value the leadership of the Holy Spirit
This means that we will be careful to listen and respond to the voice of God. (John 14:17) He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world at large cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you do, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
We Value prayer
we recognize the example set for us by Jesus Christ. This means keeping open lines of communication with God through which he brings about eternal change. (Luke 11:1-13) Luke 11: 2-4 – 2 He said to them, when you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. Luke 11:9-10 – So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
We Value doing our best
This means that we will be dedicated to inspiring one another to honor God with excellence. (Col. 3:17; Prov. 27:17) Col 3:17 ~ 17 – And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.Prov. 27:17 ~ 17 – As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.
We Value being relevant
This means that we recognize the need to use unique methods to link a variety of people to God in a way that’s relatable. (1 Cor. 9:22, 23) 1 Cor. 9:22, 23 – 22 – When I am with those who are oppressed, I share their oppression so that I might bring them to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ. 23 I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings.
We Value servant leadership
We recognize that our spiritual gifts have maximum impact when they are used regularly and with humility. This means that we will act in meaningful ways consistent with our gifts and calling, caring for one another. (1 Cor. 14:1) 1 Cor. 14:1 – 1. Let love be your highest goal, but also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives.
We Value relationships
we recognize that God cares for people through people. This means that we strive to develop community in which there is a sense of belonging and where each individual feels valued and cared for. (Matt. 19:19) Matt. 19:19b – love your neighbor as yourself.
It is a great joy to introduce you to Telugu Christian Fellowship in Virginia; we are Telugu speaking Indians from Andhra Pradesh, India. But we are open for everybody who is seeking to find a safe place for spiritual life, growth and fellowship. What visitors usually notice first about TCF is the tender presence of God in our worship gatherings. These times are marked with joyful worship, warm fellowship and relevant teachings from His Word – a combination that touches the heart and lifts the soul.
A closer look will prove that you are surrounded by people just like you – people that are filled with hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, strengths and weaknesses. It was Saint Augustine who said that our hearts are restless until we find rest in God. He was right, because we were made in the image and likeness of God and are not really happy until we are at rest in Him. So, together we are working to become like the church we believe Jesus wants us to be.
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of loving acceptance, where people can grow spiritually through vibrant worship, honest friendships, a caring fellowship, constant prayer and compassionate concern for the world. So whether you are a spiritual seeker just beginning your walk toward God, or a committed believer continuing your walk with Him, you can find a home at Telugu Christian Fellowship.
Consequently, we value deeply the word of God, authenticity in relationships, worship, unity, generosity and simplicity. We also believe that every person that participates is uniquely gifted by God, and that all people have a valid and vital contribution to make to the Kingdom of God. Thank you for joining us, and if we can assist you in any way, please let one of our welcome or ministry team members know.
God Bless You.
Pastor Rufus Bhimanapalli