Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 9/18/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields
If you want to learn about a church, look, first at its statement of faith and second, at its core values.
Every organization works around a set of “givens” or “values”. The more successful organizations have core values that contribute positively and are affirmed regularly. The less successful ones have values that either are not as healthy or have been forgotten.
Can you verbalize the values this church has?
Maybe their values could be written as: We value tradition. We resist change. That’s fine. More power to them.
Curwensville Alliance owns seven core values. They are…
We are bridge-builders
We extend ourselves for the needy, the broken-hearted, and those who have not heard the Good News of Christ in our community and beyond.
We build men who love God.
Men who love God take responsibility and grow healthy families, effective ministry, and stronger communities.
We do everything together.
We share the good and bad in life honestly, pushing one another to grow as we live our faith. We like working together, learning more about God, and worshiping together.
We pray about everything.
We recognize that it is the Holy Spirit who enables us to live meaningful, productive, and satisfying lives.
We pursue excellence in whatever we do.
Everything we have and are comes from God, so we strive to use it well to serve others and glorify Him.
We believe the Bible has real answers to life’s problems
We follow the practical wisdom of God’s Word, and offer it to others who are seeking.
We are forward-thinking Christ-followers
We are willing to leave behind the familiar and comfortable to accomplish God’s plans for us. We support one another in following God’s calling for our families and children.
This podcast gives an overview of these core values, explaining their importance and relevance.