The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

Read my amazing true life story about how the forces of good and evil battle for my life and the vision that God has given me. My book, “Possess the Vision,” communicates my supernatural experiences and as a result, provides insight into the realm of the spiritual warfare that is raging for our souls and our purpose. This is a must read for all Christians. Learn more by following this link: Possess-the-Vision-at-Amazon

THE CORE VALUES OF A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

A listing of core values is presented here to aid in the comprehension of the acceptable behaviors of all participants in Christian ministry. More specifically, these values must be clear in every multi-denominational ministry, such as those that have been discussed in our past several postings.  The intended result then, is to clearly define acceptable and desirable actions of all participants of ministry. The result of these values being defined will be to constrain activities that are not Christian in their nature.

St. Paul on the Road to Damascus

The core values statement answers the questions of: what we value and what principles will guide my actions? Core values serve to help new members understand the types of activities that the mission will undertake. It will help people understand the types of activities that are acceptable and unacceptable. So for example, one of the core values is that we love our neighbor as ourselves. Therefore, actions that do not reflect love are unacceptable. People who work together in the service of Jesus Christ are here to demonstrate love. People who can not live up to this core value of ministry must be dealt with by the leadership of that ministry.

Since we value achieving the things commanded by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, our fundamental values are that:

We love God with our whole heart and with our whole soul, with our whole mind and with all of our strength.

We love our neighbor as ourselves.

We love one another, just as He loved us.

In addition, the following list provides examples of core values found in scripture:

Communicating to others about Jesus

Praying

Jesus in Gethsemane

Seeking God

Feeding the hungry

Jesus Prays For The Multitude

Providing water to the thirsty

Visiting people in prison

Clothing the naked

Providing shelter to the homeless

Providing a community for others

Praying and caring for the sick

Breaking the bondage of the devil

Jesus is Tempted on the Mountain

Preaching the Word of God

Teaching

Imparting leadership

Defending righteousness and justice

Caring for the hurting and disenfranchised

Caring for widows and orphans

Building decent living environments for others

Improving the quality of life of others

Building a foundation for future generations of Christians

Jesus at the Tomb

Establishing environments of safety and community

If there are some that I have not listed here, please provide a comment. I would love to upgrade the list to include your views.

May God’s blessings be upon you and your family.

Papa Joe Gordon

Read my amazing true life story about how the forces of good and evil battle for my life and the vision that God has given me. My book, “Possess the Vision,” communicates my supernatural experiences and as a result, provides insight into the realm of the spiritual warfare that is raging for our souls and our purpose. This is a must read for all Christians. Learn more by following this link: Possess-the-Vision-at-Amazon


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