What are our Core Values?

Our Values

Knowing what we must be doing, we need to discuss why we do it. In other words, what is our motivation for carrying out our mission? Aubrey Malphurs has said, “You won’t do ministry that really matters until you define what matters.” What are our shared convictions that guide our actions and reveal our strengths?

Value #1: Bible

We value the Bible as the perfect treasure of divine instruction. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. 

  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to preaching and teaching from the Holy Bible. 
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to be governed by the commands found in the Bible.
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to personal Bible reading and study and our Small Group Bible Studies.

Value #2: Worship

We value worship that is authentic and glorifies God. 

  • This is demonstrated by singing songs of worship and praise. The message of our songs glorifies God and encourages us to faith, hope, and love. 
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to Biblical preaching and teaching. 
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to attend worship services regularly and worshiping God daily.

Value #3: Prayer

We value prayer that is authentic, persistent, and guided by faith. 

  • This is demonstrated in our corporate prayer meeting, our prayer chain, and our commitment to personal prayer. 
  • This is demonstrated by our teaching on the importance of prayer and the necessity of growing in faith through prayer.
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to reach out to those who are in need of prayer and praying with them and for them in Christ-like love. 

Value #4: Great Commandment

We value the dignity of all mankind and we stir up one another to love and good works. We desire that our words and actions would bring glory to God and be a blessing to our neighbors. 

  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to being peacemakers and forgiving those who sin against us. We refuse to speak ill (gossip, slander) of one another and commit to building up one another by our words and actions.
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to hold one another accountable to live holy lives that bring glory to God.
  • This is demonstrated by our sacrificial love for everyone that guides all we think, say, and do.

Value #5: Great Commission

We value discipleship that results in all nations obeying all that Jesus commanded. We desire to make Christian disciples and not Christian consumers.

  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to being discipled and being a disciple-maker. 
  • This is demonstrated by our Sunday School, Small Groups, and Ministry Teams that emphasize accountability and encouragement. 
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to reaching out to our community and to the greater Scott City area. 
  • This is demonstrated by our commitment to giving and going to the ends of the earth for evangelism. We commit to cooperating with like minded churches and associations in order to reach all the world so that they may all know and love Jesus Christ.