What are our ‘Core Values’ and why are they important?
Our Core Values define us and describe the inner fabric of who we are. They are the biblical truths that provide us with a firm foundation from which to build. These beliefs govern the way we do church. They guide us in our decisions, so that we accomplish the assignments God gives to us.
We are a community where the Word of God is taught, and the Holy Spirit is welcome.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
John 16:13 ESV “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
We are a community fully committed to God’s plan; we give our all and our best.
1 Kings 8:61 CSB “Be wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord our God to walk in his statutes and to keep his commands, as it is today.”
2 Peter 1:3 AMPC “For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).”
We are a community committed to spiritual growth and discipleship.
Ephesians 4:13 TPT “These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.”
Matthew 28:19 NLT “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
We are a community that values unity and works as a team.
1 Corinthians 12:27 AMP “Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function].”
1 Corinthians 1:10 NLT “I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.”
We are a community that believes in the power of prayer knowing that working together with God brings His plans to pass in the earth.
James 5:16b AMPC “…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].”
Romans 8:28 AMPC “We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labour] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”
We are a community that refuses to maintain; we multiply.
Acts 6:7a ESV “And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly…”
We are a community that values and teaches every generation, from the youngest to the oldest.
1 Timothy 4:12 AMP “Let no one look down on [you because of] your youth but be an example and set a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in [moral] purity.”
Titus 2:2-4 AMPC “Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in steadfastness [Christlike in character]. 3 Older women similarly are to be reverent in their behaviour, not malicious gossips nor addicted to much wine, teaching what is right and good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children,”
We are a community that loves every culture.
John 3:16 TPT “For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.”
Matthew 28:19 TPT “Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”