ValuesCore Values are the behaviors needed to be able to complete the mission and vision.
There are stated values (perceived behaviors) and realized values (actually lived).
Integrity-Living a life of transparency
"A fine sense of one's obligations." "The courage to meet the demands of reality."
Honesty-telling the truth and leaving the right impression; (Prov 11:1- "The Lord hates cheating, but he delights in honesty).
Congruence-No gap between intent and behavior; (1Tim 6:14-0bey
Humility-More concerned about what is right rather than about being right, about acting on good ideas than having the ideas, about embracing new truth than defending outdated position, about building the team than exalting self; (Phil 2:3Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself).
Courage-Doing the right thing even when it is hard; (1 Thess 2:2-3-...We had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the face of great opposition).
Spirituality-Living a life "in Christ."
Kingdom principles as foundation for direction and decisions;
Involved consistently with spiritual disciplines; (1 Tim. 4:7-Exercise daily in God-no spiritual flabbiness, please! MSG)
Living a lifestyle of discipleship; (James 1:22-Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says).
Readiness to change as He directs; (Ps 139:23-24-Search me, 0 God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life).
Accepting of each other as we are accepted by God: (Eph. 1:6-So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son).
Service-Living a life of servant leadership
Understanding what it means to "Go... " and living it out; (Mat. 28:19) Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations...).
Working within spiritual giftedness; (1 Peter 4:10-11 God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you).
Equipping; (Eph 4:12-Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ).
Take initiative to meet relevant needs; (Mt 7:12-Do for others what you would like them to do for you...; John 13:4,5-So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples feet and to wipe them with the towel he had around him).
Team-Living a life of common cause: Togetherness in Purpose
(Acts 4:32-All the believers were united in heart and mind. John 17:20,21-I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one-as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me).
Energized by God's Spirit; (2 Peter 1:3-As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. Acts 2:32,22-"God raised Jesus from the dead, and we are all witnesses of this. 33 Now he is exalted to the place of highest honor in heaven, at God's right hand. And the Father, as he had promised,
Excellence-Living a life exceeding others expectations.
Quality-We strive to do everything for the glory of God. (1 Cor. 3:13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person's work has any value. Phil. 4:8- Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise).
Leadership-We must influence others to fulfill the Great Commission. (Mt. 28:19,20- Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: 1am with you always, even to the end of the age).
Holy Spirit-We are dependent upon the Holy Spirit for significant success. (Acts 1:8-But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere ~ in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Zech. 4:6-It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven's Armies) .
Continuous Improvement-We commit ourselves to personal and professional growth. (2 Cor,3:18- And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more. Luke 2:52- Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people).