A dedication to passionate devotion and intentional obedience. Jesus said that the Father is seeking those who worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. We must practice a life of worship that invites the presence of Jesus into all that we are and do.
A calling to be generous towards God and others. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. He modeled a servant life not only with His disciples, but also with society’s lost, outcast and oppressed. Accordingly, we follow His example.
A commitment to respect and integrity. Jesus’ relationships were honest and genuine. We too are compelled to relate honestly with those inside and outside the church. In so doing, we are refreshed and encouraged by our love for one another.
A command to look beyond ourselves. Jesus looked at broken humanity through the eyes of love and compassion and came to give His life away. We are called to see the world from God’s perspective and give ourselves away as messengers of salvation, hope and healing.
A process for equipping and sending Christ’s followers. Jesus intentionally modeled, trained and empowered people to be disciple-makers. He has given us His Holy Spirit and commissioned us go to the ends of the earth. Accordingly, all of us as ordinary people are compelled to be prepared and empowered to accomplish a divine mission.
A strategy for accomplishing God’s plan on earth. Jesus commissioned His followers in groups and teams as they went out with His authority to preach, teach, heal and care for those in need. We have been given different gifts and have been designed to work together for the fulfillment of the kingdom of God.