Following these 10 values are very important for our Leadership Team, and they encourage us to be the servant leaders God desires 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. Being born-again we continue to trust God’s calling and empowerment for ministry. We are never too busy for a close relationship with Jesus because He is our goal and the Lord alone sustains us.
|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, fully surrendered unto Him. Singing is EASY, but daily surrender is HARD. We worship God and proclaim salvation through Jesus Christ.
|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 everyone created in God’s image. And we maintain holy 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. We also recognize our families are our first priority to care for and can’t be delegated to another person.
|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. We take time to rest and rejoice in the grace of God.
|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 called to be helpful and bless others because we never outgrow serving people. We also follow God’s leading and this doesn’t necessarily mean we take on every opportunity presented.
|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 seek to cooperate with like-minded churches. Jesus will build His church and the authority of God’s Word will last forever. He alone gets all of 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 willing to go wherever the Lord leads because God equips the called. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be broken. And we preach the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and desire to be faithful unto the Lord.