Values define the way we work together and relate to one another.
Instead of just stating abstract value statements, each value has been translated into the behaviours that it would drive, so that everyone is clearer on what they mean. These values are our expression of Christ-honouring values emphasized in Scripture.
- We live courageously, taking risks and not holding back for fear of change or resistance (James 4:17).
- We confront sin and breaches of these values honestly and in a way that upholds the values (Ephesians 4:25).
- We are dependable and committed (Romans 12:10). Our word is our commitment.
- We respect all people, regardless of gender, age, race and financial status, recognizing the dignity, diversity and potential in God of all (John 13:14-16).
- We empower others, recognizing that the role of leaders is to equip others to serve (Ephesians 4:11-13).
- Leaders are servant-leaders. We don’t lord it over others (Matthew 20:25-28).
- Instead we consider others more highly than ourselves (Philippians 2:3).
- We are transparent and vulnerable in our relationships, holding ourselves accountable for our attitudes and behaviours (Ephesians 5:21).
- We are approachable, humble and teachable, quick to repent and make right when challenged (James 5:16).