5 Core Values

The next two days we are participating in a staff retreat here at the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During our extended time together we are going to review and discuss the five core values that we hold dear as a staff–those things that are at the core of our organization that affects all of our decisions and interactions. I’m thankful and humbled to be a part of an organization that stresses these important areas because they are Biblical, Christ-honoring, and practical.

5 Core Values

1.  Trustworthy.  Can be relied upon as a resource to ease ministry pain, not create more.

 “Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.”  Proverbs 25:19

2.  Encouraging.  Finds joy in ministry, and in helping others find joy in theirs.

“Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”  Romans 14:13

3.  Accountable.  Strives to make a Kingdom difference; understands that ministry is not simply about activity, but on proclaiming and expanding the Kingdom of God.

 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”  Colossians 3:23

4.  Mature.  Actively responsible for his/her own spiritual formation.

“Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”  1 Timothy 4:7-8

5.  Sensitive.  Listens humbly to diverse voices, seeking understanding and reconciliation.

“Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.”  Philippians 2:3 (HCSB)

 

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