1. Love Reigns!
It’s About: Our relationships with God and with one another!
“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (I Cor. 13.13)
2. Worship Matters!
It’s About: Life in the Spirit, staying connected to our true Source.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15.5)
3. People Matter!
It’s About: Valuing people wherever they are on their faith journey.
“Truly, I tell you, as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”(Matthew 25.40)
4. Serving Others!
It’s About: Putting our faith into action.
“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.” (James 2.26)
5. The Older Teaches the Younger!
It’s About: Raising up the next generation of Christian disciples.
“Teach these [commandments] to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.” (Deuteronomy 6.7)
6. Studying Scripture!
It’s About: Following Jesus, being strong in faith and wise for life.
“Jesus answered them, ‘Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God?'” (Mark 12.24)
7. “Unity” in Community!
It’s About: Loving our neighbor (and our enemy!) and not about joining a club.
“‘Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He answered, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.'” (Luke 10.36-37)
8. Joy in Generosity!
It’s About: Sharing our resources – giving something back to God and paying it forward.
“We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God…their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity…” (II Corinthians 8.1-2)
9. Grace Abounds!
It’s About: Not being perfect, but being forgiven!
“…much more surely have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abounded for the many.” (Romans 5.15)
10. Excellence in Everything!
It’s About: Always doing our best to the glory of God.
“I desire that you insist on these things, so that those who have come to believe in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works; these things are excellent and profitable to everyone.” (Titus 3.8)
11. Prayer Works!
It’s About: Talking to God about everything.
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4.6)
12. God at the Center!
It’s About: God! Not politics, not programs, not pet peeves…only God!
“Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (I Corinthians 8.6)