Pure love for God
Not a mixture of love for God and love for self. God-centeredness and self-abandonment (Luke 9:23-24; 59-62).
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). We must experience the liberating power of the Word of God—setting sinners free from anger, lust, anxiety, selfishness, dishonesty, doubt, and destructive comparison and competition.
Community (1Corinthians 12:14-27)
As the body of Christ we share our lives, pray and care for one another. For this purpose one is responsible to let others know his problems. “Suffering secretly” is not a virtue and it rather robs others of the opportunity to care and serve.
Communication (Ephesians 4:15; Nehemiah 2:3-8)
Communication is crucial to keep the community healthy and to do the works of God effectively. We can’t over-communicate. Communicate with all people in all ways.
Courage & Honesty
“Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1, MSG). For the community to be authentic and for the necessary communication to take place, courage and honesty are prerequisite.
Connection before Performance (John 15:5; 1Corinthians 12:14-27)
We declare “invalid” a performance that’s been done without connection—connection with God and with fellow believers of the community. We see to it that each individual serves in complete dependence on God and in recognition of the community, its order and peace.
Family, school, vocation and vacation are all classrooms for discipleship. It’s because Jesus’ first disciples didn’t attend His discipleship class but lived with Him (John 4:1-38). Discipleship is not education, but imitation of Jesus’ life.
Omnipotent Prayer (John 15:7; Mark 11:24)
We believe earnest and persistent prayer solves ALL problems. It is the privilege and duty of all Christians to experience such a prayer life.
Creativity (Genesis 1:27-28)
We believe in the master Creator our God who bestowed “dangerous” creativity on us—made in His own image—to overwhelm and win this dangerous world to Christ. We value fresh ideas.