What is the purpose of having Core Values? Core Values are very much like a spiritual GPS system. These Core Values help guide the church and keep it on the correct path in ministry. Our approach to ministry is one of simplicity. Our desire is for the Body of Christ to be strengthened and built up, in the areas that really matter. These four Core Values encompass the "What We Do" and the purpose behind it.
Power in Position: IDENTITY
“How do you expect to know your purpose if you don’t even understand who you are?”
The enemy definitely knows the power and potential that lies within every child of God, therefore it is imperative that our teaching, preaching, and ministry focus is always seasoned with His truth and challenges of who we are in Christ and the power available to us as we walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all
Things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." JOHN 14:26
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." ACTS 1:8
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be
done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” ROMANS 6:6
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.
Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made
known to you." JOHN 15:15
Power in Praise: WORSHIP
Worship is the vertical aspect in which believers communicate with the Lord (give praise back to our Father) as well as allowing our Worship experiences, whether personal or corporate, to move us deeper in our intimacy with our Father in Heaven. Worship allows us to experience His Presence and Glory, here and now, as we press in to experience all He has for us.
“As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of
Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah,
and they were defeated.” II CHRONICLES 20:22
“Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is He who will deliver you from the
hand of all your enemies.” II KINGS 17:39
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see
and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” PSALMS 40:3
Power in Preparation: WARFARE
There are currently three wills at work in this world. One is the Divine will (God’s will), one is the satanic will (the will of our enemy) and the other is human will. Man has been given the option of choosing either God’s or Satan’s will. It is the calling of the Church, to effectively instruct, challenge, and equip the Body of Christ, that’s you and me, to stand against Satan and the hordes of hell, with the weapons God has provided us. This isn’t a onetime event, but rather an on-going responsibility of the Church.
“The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated
before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.” DEUTERONOMY 28:7
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” EPHESIANS 6:12-13
Power in Proclamation: WORD
It is with the Word that Jesus stood against the enemy in (Luke 4:1-13). This same powerful and anointed Word is readily available to every Christian to use against any and all attacks and lies that come from the enemy. At the name of Jesus, the enemy has to flee. This Word that is readily accessible to us is to be used by every born again believer that they may live and experience the abundant life that Jesus promised (John 10:10).
“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it
judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” HEBREWS 4:12
“Is not my Word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks
a rock in pieces?”JEREMIAH 23:29
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God
so that you may know that you have eternal life.” I JOHN 5:13
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so
that through endurance and the encouragement of the scriptures we
might have hope.” ROMANS 15:4