2.3 Baptist Association Values
Core values are the building blocks on which we build our lives, our relationships and our actions.
Every person has core values that define who they are and without realising it, control who they become.
As the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT, we have defined what our values are. These core values are central to our decision-making and the practical outworking of relationships within our movement. Core values are the values we see as most important to our life, ministry and association with others. They transcend style, theological differences and heritage. Our values articulate who we are and who we desire to be whilst keeping us accountable to each other and to God.
It is our desire that every new and existing church look at their vision through the lens of these core values and allow these values to guide decisions moving forward.
How committed are you to these core values (scale)
- Enjoying a dynamic relationship with Jesus
- Relying on the Bible as foundational to shaping our understanding of Christ, our faith and the world
- Being led and empowered by the Spirit to live a life of worship
- Believing God is able to do more than we ask or imagine
- Committed to the announcement and demonstration of the universal reign of God through Christ
- Motivated by love for God and others
- Seeing lives, communities and society transformed
- Biasing our resources toward mission, both locally and globally
- Serving each other and working together, honouring the varied expressions of our faith and practice and our cultural diversity
- Actively promoting healthy unity through mutual collaboration, transparency and accountability
- Prioritising authentic relationships over programmes and structures
- Honouring marriage as an institution created by God as the foundation for a lifelong faithful union of a man and a woman
- Nurturing a disciple making culture that encourages, shapes and releases every person to glorify God in all of their life
- Investing strategically in the identification, development and empowerment of leaders
- Respecting our heritage whilst championing further innovation
- Recognising and celebrating God at work both within and beyond our movement
- Partnering with like-minded bodies in the mission of God both locally and globally
- Evidenced by mutual respect, healthy dialogue, and where appropriate resource sharing and the development of common goals.
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