Our Values

Our Values

“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching.” [2 Timothy 1:13]

Letting our theology determine our behaviour

Job 22:21-22, Jeremiah 9:23–24, Hosea 6:3, John 7:17, Daniel 11:32, Psalm 33:10-12 (starts with the fatherhood of God)

Embracing and surrendering our all to all of Christ

Ephesians 4:12–16, Colossians 1:15–20, Colossians 1:28-29, 2 Corinthians 3:17–18

Preparing the bride

Ephesians 5:22–33, Revelation 19:7

Being radically word-based

Deuteronomy 4:1–2, Revelation 22:18–19, Mark 7:13, Acts 20:20

Building covenantal relationships

Acts 2:42–47, Hebrews 10:24–25

Friendship, not just function

John 15:15, 3 John 2, 5, 11, 14

Radical converts

Luke 9:23–27, Acts 9:1–31

Readiness to pay the price/sacrifice

Matthew 19:29–30, Matthew 16:24–28, Mark 8:34–38

Priesthood of all believers

1 Peter 2:9, Exodus 19:6, 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14 (Everyone is the “A” team)

No generation gap

Matthew 19:14, Timothy 4:12, Acts 2:43–44, Titus 2:1 “All” embracing churches – no gender, culture, age or economic gaps

Wild but not weird

Luke 3:1–20, John 2:12–25 (especially verse 17)

People of faith

Hebrews 11 (especially verse 6), Romans 10:6-17, Romans 4:16 – 5:1

Supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural

Acts 2:17-21, Acts 3:1-10

Understanding and releasing the anointing

Isaiah 61:1-31, John 2:20, 2 Corinthians 1:21

A people of prayer

Acts 1:14, 2:42, 4:24, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Colossians 4:12 (Personal, groups, meetings, with fasting, warfare)

And of Character…Psalm 78:72 (David)
Not distracted by every new emphasis

1 Timothy 1:3-7, Galatians 1:6-10, 3:1, Hebrews 6:17, Philippians 3:12-14

Majority carries the minority

Acts 1:14, Acts 2:4-47, Acts 4:32-33 The “allness” of team

All believer evangelism

Romans 15:16-20, Acts 2:47 (not just occasion or event)

Keeping believers free

Galatians 5:1, 2 Corinthians 3:17, John 8:32-36, Leviticus 25:8-17 (not legalism or licentiousness)

Total grace package

Titus 2:11-12, Acts 4:33, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Corinthians 15:10

Bringing all to maturity

Hebrews 6:1, James 1:4, Philippians 3:15, Ephesians 4:13

Financial freedom

Romans 13:8, Malachi 3:8-12, 2 Corinthians 8 and 9, Deuteronomy 12:5-19

Train and equip all believers in leadership

2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Ephesians 4:12-13, Exodus 18:21-23, Matthew 25:14-30
(Jesus – our leader, is whom we are becoming like: therefore, being fashioned to become a leader is our destiny)

All part of a team, not “have a team”
Marriage is the first team – serving, shaping, sharing and ministering together

Genesis 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 9:5 – Pro-Family and Pro-Life

Leadership always in plurality (at all levels)
Building away from ourselves

1 Corinthians 4:17, Acts 8:4-40

The Kind of leaders we choose determines our immediate and ongoing effectiveness
Leaders should always be part of the solution and never part of the problem
Placing equal importance on ‘Wine’ and ‘Wineskin’; Power and Pattern

Luke 5:37-39, 1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

Preach the Kingdom (its administration), God’s total answer for man’s total needs

Matthew 4:17, 23-25, Ephesians 3:1-13

Keep the main thing the main thing
The restoration of all that was lost, stolen and most needed

Acts 3:21, Colossians 1:15-20, Acts 15:16

A “Whole-Bible” theology on church – local and translocal

Exodus 19:6, Lamentations 2:15, Matthew 16:18, Book of Ephesians

Commitment to city church – (All elders are the city elders)

Acts 20:17, Acts 15:4, Philippians 1:1

Live in the reality of apostolic/prophetic team ministry.

Ephesians 4:11-18, Ephesians 2:20, 1 Corinthians 3:5-13

Pointing all churches to the ‘all’ of the apostolic team (not just your favorites)

Ephesians 4:9-16, 2 Corinthians 12:18, Romans 16:1-2,
Example: Church at Ephesus:Acts 18:24 – 19:1

Church as God’s healing community

Revelation 22:1-6

Fulfilling the Great Commission – planting New Testament churches in every hamlet, village, town, city and country

Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 14:21-28, Acts 19:1-22, Romans 16:25-26

Networking with the broader body

1 Corinthians 3:1-6, Acts 15:2

Going beyond the third generation

2 Timothy 2:2, Psalm 103:17

Continuity – Passing on the baton

Deuteronomy 11:18-25, Deuteronomy 34:9, John 20:21-22,
Examples: Moses to Joshua; Jesus to His disciples.

Apostolic/Prophetic Kingdom of God culture

2 Corinthians 1:3-11, Philippians 4:2-23, Philippians 3:1-11, Philippians 1:12 – 2:4, 1 Thessalonians 2:4-12