Core Values

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (NASB)

Core Values

¬†We Value…

Gift Ministry

The operation of the fivefold ministry gifts described in Ephesians 4:11 is imperative for the maturing of the church. Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are essential for equipping God’s people for the work of ministry. Local congregations are encouraged to receive from the grace-gifts of fivefold leaders. We also value ministry accomplished through team ministry. Two are better off than one because together they can work more effectively.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 GNB). We also uphold the priority of the supernatural manifestation gifts of I Corinthians 12. We further affirm that the purpose of power ministry is to validate the spoken message in the continual effort to evangelize the lost and complete the Great Commission.

Church Planting

We value the practice church planting as essential to our mission, and will aggressively promote it as a goal for all healthy churches. We intend to support and engage in planting churches both nationally and cross-culturally. We intend to partner with emerging national leaders who are gripped with a passion to establish New Testament churches aimed at the remaining Unreached People Groups.

Beauty in Diversity

We value relating to each other as a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-gifted blend of leaders and churches whose focus is not on social, economic, racial, or gender distinctions, but on our unity and identity in Christ. We will unashamedly and intentionally promote the development of multi-ethnic leadership teams and ministries as an expression of the heart of the Father for authentic reconciliation ministry.

Relationship-Based Ministry

We consider healthy, authentic relationships to be indispensable for spiritual leaders. Our network will be based on the foundation of interpersonal relationships which the Holy Spirit inspires and nurtures. We maintain that an effective organization must emerge from personal relationships. We will encourage the practical relational designs of mentoring, coaching, discipling, and cell-based ministry strategies to balance the “one-winged” traditional church meeting paradigm.

Character & Integrity

We recognize servant leadership, integrity, and a godly character as the standard for all ministry and leadership. As humans we tend to value gifts and skills as the most important, but God places the priority on character and heart issues. We believe that while talents and gifts are useful, they must function from a foundation of godly character.

Life-long Learning

We consider leaders as life-long learners. Intentionally posturing ourselves to maintain personal, spiritual and professional development requires sacrifice and commitment, but the dividends of ongoing usefulness in the Kingdom of God make it worthwhile. This encourages and equips us as leaders who intend to finish well!