As a part of the application process with ITeams, we were asked to get familiar with their list of values. I’ve been wanting to share this list with you for months! And now that we’re official with ITeams, we can!
Here they are, and if you feel inspired to comment on any or all of them, we’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve read a good number of ministry values in the past, and this set really inspires me.
We identify with the lostness of the world. We ourselves are utterly lost apart from the grace of Jesus.
Faith is more than a decision. The call to “follow me” means transformed people building transforming communities.
God values one person. We value one person. Without limit. We will go to extraordinary measures to bring the present and future hope of God’s kingdom to each one.
We believe the Church is God’s agent to reach the world. Really. Therefore, we are profoundly committed to the local church in its mission.
There are no marginalized people in God’s kingdom. Never is the gospel of reconciliation more clearly demonstrated than when hearts of hatred are turned to love.
We want to be there before and long after the big campaign rolls through town. We want to build deep and long-term.
We are relational and strategic, living among those we serve.
God is both dangerous and good. Following him is a risk-taking adventure, dependent on a miraculous God.
We believe in people coming from everywhere, going to everywhere. Missions belongs to the whole world.
We are an interdenominational Christian, evangelical ministry living out worship and service to God from our wide range of backgrounds and styles.
Expressive worship of the living God is humanity’s highest calling and ultimate end. We do it with joy, as often as we can.
Fail Forward! Continual improvement is better than postponed perfection.