Our Core Values
- We would maintain clear aims and objectives by looking to the Lord for creative thinking and good decision-making.
- We would implore communication not coercion, liberty not force, influence not control (from the leadership); listening, giving opinions, rather than grumbling or pride (to the leadership).
- Abuse of position of authority or influence is a disregard to humanity and a disgrace to God.
- No major project will be undertaken without the agreement of more than half of all that make up the leadership.
- We would not place people in position of authority because they are gifted; only because they have good character, are gifted, have received education in the area and have developed (or are developing) the necessary skills.
- Leadership giftings are from God and He does not limit His gifts on the basis of race, class, gender, social or financial standing or health.
- All leadership appointments must satisfy the appropriate biblical requirements:
- Deacons (Acts 6:3-6; I Tim. 3:8-10
- Elders and Five-Fold Minister (I Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4)
- The person who has the vision must expect to carry the burden.
- Every believer is a potential leader – start from following and end at leading. Leadership is service to followers. We lead from the front.
- Every Christian bas been called to maturity.
- Every believer has been given a divine gift for a divine assignment. There is need to discover, develop and deploy the gift for individual or congregational use.
- Members are to submit to the Leadership Team’s authority on matters of morality, church life and doctrine.
- God loves all human and we do. However, we will give first priority to individuals who are spiritually, physically, morally and financially committed to the vision of our ministry.
- We will treat every other Christian equally irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, education or lack of it, social and/or financial status.
- Because man is priceless, we will relate to people based on their spiritual value and not on their physical worth.
- We listen carefully and respond promptly and cautiously.
- We pay special attention to the down trodden, the poor, the discouraged, the oppressed and those raising children alone.
- Workers are to be paid properly.
- Financial help is to be solicited in the most ethical and biblical way.
- We would explore best value opportunities but will not compromise anything of excellence.
- God is contemporary so change is continuous. No structure is sacred! God’s opinion and people’s needs take priority over plans.
- We would maintain Biblical moral standards at all times. But we will not judge or condemn a fallen brother or sister that has shown an evidence of or a willingness to change. God loves a sinner but hates the sin.
- We will endeavour to be both culturally and socially relevant.
- We shall keep Jesus as our focus in such instances as a disagreement over doctrine, direction and decisions.
- No project will be undertaken without a clear biblical basis with implications and the results clearly thought through.
- We would facilitate unity of faith and purpose, while maintaining diversity of gift and personality.
- We belief in this order: God – Family (husband – wife – children) – ministry (core – committed – congregation – crowd – community)