10 CORE VALUES OF R . I . D . G . E . C . R . E . S . T .
Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Philippians 2:2 (NAS)
R esponding to God in worship for Who He is, What He has done and What he will do.
So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Romans 12:1 (TEV)
I nvesting our time, talents and treasures with a growing spirit of excellence in every activity and minister to each other and to our community.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
D eveloping leaders who are fully committed to Christ and the sharing of the “Good News”.
Pass on what you heard from me—the whole congregation saying Amen!—to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 (Msg)
G ifts are given to every member and should be discovered, developed and deployed.
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)
E ffective evangelism happens when we share the love of Christ.
But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about God's wonderful kindness and love. Acts 20:24 (NLT)
C ommitment to a lifestyle of Spiritual Growth and Honest Accountability
And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything they had. They sold their possessions and shared the proceeds with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity-- all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. Acts 2:43-47 (NLT).
R eal life change comes from reading and studying God's infallible word on a regular basis.
All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16
E very person is of immeasurable value to God and His kingdom, Christian and non-Christian.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)
S imple presentation of the bible in creative ways, that will impact and transform.
… I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ.
1 Corinthians. 9:22 (NLT)
T eam work and unity is God's design for effective ministry.
The one who plants and the one who waters work as a team with the same purpose. Yet they will be rewarded individually, according to their own hard work. 1 Corinthians 3:8 (NLT)
BRING ‘EM IN
Sharing the love of Christ with people so they may become fully devoted followers of Christ.
BUILD ‘EM UP
Ministering to the spiritual, emotional, relational and physical needs of each other.
Helping people discover their passion, plan and purpose in Christ.
SEND ‘EM OUT
Going out to our community and beyond sharing God's plan of redemption.
Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Experiencing God to move beyond collecting facts and singing songs into experiencing God's truth, presence, and power.
Loving Relationships to move beyond surface acquaintances and spiritual clichés into authentic, loving relationships.
Changed Lives to move beyond maintaining church programs and buildings into impacting our world by changing lives through the power of Jesus Christ.
To fulfill the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20
To Fulfill the Great Commandment. Matthew 22:37-38