Our aim is to fulfill our mission by upholding these core values:
Love - It starts and ends with Love: Love God, and love others!
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (Also see John 13:34-35)
Worship and gratitude - We will praise Him for who He is. We will not take this life for granted and we will have an attitude of gratitude to God during the joys and challenges of life.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100 (Also see John 4:23-24)
Disciplemaking - Jesus is at the center of it all. The heart of all we do focuses on Christ. Our message is His message from Scripture. Our assignment is His assignment for the church - to make disciples who make disciples.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (Also see 2 Timothy 2:2)
Equipping ourselves and others - Encouraging and equipping people of all ages in the spiritual practices: (Loving God) Bible reading, prayer, worship, (Maturing) Bible study, fellowship, integrity, service, and (Reaching) sharing our faith.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47 (Also see Ephesians 4:11-16)
Contributing (not just consuming) - We will allow God to work through us, using the knowledge, gifts, and skills that He has entrusted to us - to bless our small group, church family and the community where we live and work.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Rom. 12:4-8 (Also see 1 Corinthians 12)
Devotion - We will consistently do what is needed to stay effective in serving God.Always looking for God-given opportunities, we will not be afraid to try something new that will be effective.
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23 (Also see 2 Timothy 2:4-7)
Excellence - We value doing things well as a church. We don't seek perfection, but we want everything we do to honor God.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23 (Also see 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2)
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