Cornerstone Values of Ministry

“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 (NIV) 

We value God’s love for us, and we value His love for people. Because honoring God’s love and God’s heart are our top priorities, the following values are the common threads in all that we do. 

Character

Character is the reality of God’s integrity in our lives. How we walk makes a louder statement to those around us than how we talk. We believe the Church is a strong representation to the world of the character of God. We desire to be in the world but not of it, clearly displaying God’s unchanging grace and kindness to those with whom we come in contact with by living a life of purity. 

Unity

Ephesians 4:3 instructs us to prioritize and pursue unity. We desire to be people of humility and kindness and not allow offenses to take root in us. According to Acts 2:1, the early church was all together in one place and in one accord. We desire to believe the best about our brothers and sisters and not gossip or talk about others in a negative way. This is very important for the good of each person and the health of the church. 

Excellence

If we served a mediocre God, then we could do things in a mediocre way. However, because we serve an awesome God, we strive to do our best in everything we do. This means that we show excellence in all areas of service. We desire to do all of our work as unto the Lord in a spirit of excellence (Colossians 3:23). This does not mean we value perfectionism or extravagance. Our value is in cultivating a culture where we all give our best to God.

Servanthood and Humility

Jesus lived a life of servanthood and humility. He said that He did not come to be served but to serve. We desire to walk in true humility and serve one another in practical ways. Jesus tells us that the greatest in His kingdom shall be the servant of all. Keeping an attitude of servanthood helps us walk humbly with God and each other and helps us avoid stumbling. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23