Our Core Values PODCAST

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.



PODCAST: LifeBuilding – Building a Life of FAITH

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church by Pastor Steve Shields on 6/19/2016

This is the first in a series of podcasts concerning Life-Building. Have you ever given thought to what kind of life you are building?

We’ve all met someone whose life has become a train wreck — perhaps financially, spiritually, personally, vocationally, or relationally. And while we all go through times when things in our lives get a little messy, there are occasions when you look at another and say, “Wow! That guy’s life is a REAL mess!”

Do you ever wonder why?

I want to suggest to you that it’s because we are not taught to think about what kind of life we are building. And so we follow our impulses: we take the easy path; we let life happen to us; we operate with shortsightedness – and the outcome isn’t pretty.

So in this series, I am asking you to consider being intentional about your life – how you build and how you live.

Consider the advice of Ephesians 5.

Ephesians 5:15 (ESV) Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,

Be careful what you build.

In this first podcast, we will consider building a life of faith.

~Pastor Steve


Boys Campout

Boys ages 4-12 and their dads (or other male role model) are invited to an overnight camp out at the Anderson Creek Sportsman’s Club on 7/8/2016 with campfire cooking, swimming, fishing, target shooting, & outdoor fun! Register below. Invite other boys and dads that you know!


For more information, speak to Tim Smay.

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