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STATEMENT OF CORE VALUES

NEW HARVEST CHRISTIAN CENTER

“Soaring To Spiritual Excellence”

 

STATEMENT OF CORE VALUES

 

These core values comprise the issues that are important to us as a church to fulfill the mission of New Harvest Christian Center. They are the standards that influence every aspect of our ministry. These values refer to the means by which we will achieve our purpose as a church.

 

  • We value God’s Word. We believe the Bible is inspired by God and that it is infallible. As truth, it is the basis for all we do. It means that everything is be evaluated by the Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; John 8:31-32)

 

  • We value Prayer. Prayer is the expression of our faith in God and the promises of His word. Valuing prayer means that it is central and vital to all we do. (Mark 1:35; John 14:12-14; Eph. 6:18)

 

  • We value the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Valuing the work of the Holy Spirit means that we believe the filling of the Holy Spirit is necessary for believers to appreciate God’s power and resources for daily living and ministry. We believe that every believer is gifted by the Holy Spirit and therefore is to be a contributing member of the Body of Christ. (Zechariah 4:6; John 14:16-17, 26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cort. 12:7; Eph. 3:14-19; Eph. 5:18).

 

  • We value relationships. Valuing relationships means establishing and building a relationship with God is our primary mission. Out of that relationship with God: 1) we build relationships with members of the Body of Christ; 2) we seek to build relationships with the unchurched –to help bring them into relationships with Jesus Christ. (Rom. 14; Eph. 2:4-10; Phil. 1:27; Col. 1:28-29)

 

  • We value unity. We believe the unity of the body of Christ is a reflection of our love for God and other members. As we value unity, we place the needs and interest of others before our own. Unity grows out of our spiritual growth and maturity. Unity is the evidence that Christ is at work in our hearts and in our church. Unity means lack of division but not lack of diversity. (John 17:20-23; 1 Cort. 1:10; 1 Cort. 12; Eph. 4:3; Phil. 2:1-4).

 

  • We value people. Valuing people means that we believe people are important to God and meeting the needs of people in order to bring them to Christ is important to us as a church. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:6; 1 Cort. 9:19-23; 1 Pet. 2:21)

 

  • We value excellence. This means that we seek to have a standard of highest quality in all that we do. Our motivation is not to bring praise to ourselves, but to our Lord as a result we will establish clear goals and standards in all we do. We will evaluate our progress. (1 Cort. 10-31; Phil. 4:8-9; Col. 3:23)

 

 

  • We value freedom in ministry. Valuing freedom in ministry means that we believe God calls His people to be ministers. Thus we will encourage people to minister in ways that are consistent with the scriptural beliefs of this church and support our Church mission statement. We believe all ministries must be accountable to this purpose through the equipping leadership (Pastoral staff).              (1 Cort.2:5-9; 1 Cort. 12:4-6; Gal.5:4-5; Heb. 13:17)

 

  • We value sacrificial living and servant hood. We believe God has a mission here on earth and He wants us to join Him in it. This includes our spiritual gifts, time, talent, and resources. (Romans 12:16; Heb. 13:15-16; Mk. 10:45)

 

  • We value integrity. Valuing integrity means that we commit to ministry with transparency, openness in thought, finances and motives. It is our desire never to bring reproach to the cause of Christ or to prevent the Gospel from receiving and hearing. (Heb.13:18; 1 Tim. 4:12; Phil. 4:8-9; 1 Thes. 5:4-11)
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