Friday, September 10, 2010

Values what is important to you?

In one of my seminary classes we were required to write about two of our core values. The following is what I submitted.

1. People are first – Jesus came to minister to people. All the ministry instructions in Scripture are about dealing with people. The only thing from this life we can take to heaven is people. No church can be built without people. Even the Greek word translated church, ekklesia, means a calling out, (Strong) of people.

2. Excellence - Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, (Ec 9:10). Whatever we do, especially in our service and worship to God should be done with excellence. Anything less is dishonoring to Christ. I don’t mean perfection. Regardless of a persons intelligence, or ability they should strive to do everything to the best of their ability. Could it be that a church’s lack of preparation and excellence in their worship and programs be the cause of turning people away from Christ?

Values - what are your values? Not sure what they are? A good place to start is asking yourself where you spend most of your time and money. God Bless.