Calvary Chapel of Fergus Falls – Our Leadership Core Values

This month we are sharing Our Core Values.

We believe these values are very important to be servant leaders and hope it will remind you of God’s desire for His Church.

1. [called-and-empowered]

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD (ZECHARIAH 4:6)

Our responsibility is simply to seek the Lord, rely on His Spirit, and obey Him. God calls and empowers us for ministry.

 

2. [fully-surrendered]

SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG. SING TO THE LORD ALL THE EARTH. SING TO THE LORD, PRAISE HIS NAME, PROCLAIM HIS SALVATION DAY AFTER DAY (PSALM 96:1-2)

Our responsibility is to worship Jesus with our whole life surrendered unto Him. Singing is EASY, Surrender is HARD.

3. [marked-by-love]

JESUS SAID, “LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AS I HAVE LOVED YOU… ALL WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU HAVE LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER” (JOHN 13:35)

Our responsibility is to love and care for others. We don’t pretend to have all the answers but love God and love everyone created in God’s image, and maintain healthy boundaries in our relationships.

 

4. [disciple-making]

JESUS SAID, “FEED MY LAMBS…. TAKE CARE OF MY SHEEP…. FEED MY SHEEP” (JOHN 21:15-17)

Our responsibility is to promote the spiritual welfare of His sheep (Christians) and healthy sheep will automatically and naturally reproduce healthy sheep.

5. [grace-filled]

I ENTRUST YOU TO GOD AND TO THE WORD OF HIS GRACE, WHICH IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP (ACTS 20:32)

Our responsibility is to emphasize the grace of God and what He has already done for us: Jesus loves us, died for us, lives to prays for us, forgives us, and is always with us to help and guide us.

 

6. [serving-others]

JESUS SAID, “HE WHO IS GREATEST AMONG YOU SHALL BE YOUR SERVANT” (MATTHEW 23:11)

Our responsibility is motivated by our love for God and for people. We are honest and are called to bless others because we never outgrow serving.

7. [bible-teaching]

I WILL GIVE YOU SHEPHERDS ACCORDING TO MY HEART, WHO WILL FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING (JEREMIAH 3:15)

Our responsibility is to ‘Simply teaching the Bible Simply’ in a loving and relaxed way helping people learn how to apply the Bible from its context. We will not compromise living in obedience to the Bible.

 

8. [stewards-with-integrity]

GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS (PHILIPPIANS 4:19)

Our responsibility is to be good managers and careful with every penny of God’s money and resources with great integrity. We know where God guides, He provides because He owns it all.

9. [obedient-workers]

JESUS SAID, “I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH, AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT” (MATTHEW 16:18)

Our responsibility is not to build our own ministry or criticize another man’s servant, and we cooperate with like-minded churches. Jesus will build His church and the authority of God’s Word will last forever. He alone gets the glory.

 

10. [full-time-followers]

PREACH THE WORD! BE READY IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON (2 TIMOTHY 4:2)

Our responsibility is to be flexible, willing to go wherever the Lord leads as God equips the called. We live from the Gospel and are faithful unto the Lord. Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be broken.

Video: In the Potter’s Hands – Jeremiah 18

We usually post a recommend book but this month we are posting a recommend video. See what happens when you fully place your life, “In the Potter’s Hands.” Pastor Pat Lazovich of Calvary Chapel Sierra Vista, presents his Pottery Presentation.

What did God mean when He told Jeremiah to go to the Potters House to “hear” God’s Word? Well, Pastor Pat gives us a visual interpretation of this Scripture in His Pottery Presentation… This 60 minute video, originally filmed in Costa Mesa in 1998, invites you to partake in the demonstration and the hope that can only come from Christ. Pastor Pat was a master potter for over 15 years before God called him into full time ministry. Since then God has allowed Pastor Pat to travel the world with this presentation. Pastor Pat uses the relationship between the potter and the clay to vividly demonstrate the relationship between God and His people.

This presentation is available on DVD and can be purchased for $20. More information at: http://calvarysv.org/pottery-presentation