COURAGEOUS OBEDIENCE

“Obedience to Christ is worth the risk”

God values faithful obedience. The world values success. We choose to obey God, which means we are willing to take risks without guaranteed outcomes, even if it looks like failure in the world’s eyes. We strive to make decisions based on the principle modeled in Acts 15:28, “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us.” We are willing to try new things and will end a good thing, to do something better. When mistakes occur, we will strive to learn and grow. We will hold method, position, and control loosely, to obey courageously.

Matthew 16:15-23 & Proverbs 24:16

 
 

UPSIDE DOWN & INSIDE OUT LEADERSHIP

“Never too early to start and always too early to quit.”

Jesus flipped the world’s model of leadership upside down when he taught us that you have to serve to lead (John 13:1-17).  A godly leader is continually being transformed and empowered through the Holy Spirit from the inside out.  We value the discovery, cultivation and employment of these gifts and will courageously empower new leaders to serve in real leadership roles.  We will keep our eyes open and stay curious to spot potential in others, generously contribute to their development, and send them out with open hands if God calls them away.

Scripture:  Philippians 2:3-7, Ephesians 2:10