LOVE GOD – LOVE OTHERS – DO LIFE TOGETHER

This is the sixth post in a series about the process of evaluation that our church leadership has been going through over the past several months and what it means for our church. You can find links to the previous posts at the bottom of this one.

If you’ve been reading this series of posts, you’re aware that our church has recently embraced a new vision for who we are and what we do:

LOVE GOD

LOVE OTHERS

DO LIFE TOGETHER

But what does this look like? How do we Love God on a day-to-day basis? How do we go about Loving Others? How will we Do Life Together? These are all great questions – and we’ve spent the last couple of months exploring each of them in detail during our weekly worship services. You can watch most of those messages here… The Difference Makers Message Link

For those who want the TL/DR version, here is a brief summary:

We have identified three principles for each of the three parts of our vision statement to help our church understand and live out the idea of what each of these phrases looks like for us. There is no question that there are other important aspects to loving God, to loving others, and to doing life together – but we wanted to keep it simple, make it easy to remember, and emphasize the things that are important to our particular body of believers.

The three guiding principles that define LOVE GOD for us are:

Attend Worship

Pursue Spiritual Growth

Keep His Commandments


The three guiding principles that define LOVE OTHERS for us are:

Be Able to Share My Story & God’s Story

Extend Grace

Be God’s Hands & Feet


And the three guiding principles that define DO LIFE TOGETHER for us are:

Show Up

Connect

Be the Difference


Our prayer is that by focusing on these nine guiding principles, we will do better at keeping the main vision for our church in front of us in all that we do. We have lots of plans for living forward into each one of these principles, and we have a great sense of expectancy as we wait to see how God is going to work in and through our body of believers.

If you’d like to read the previous posts in this series, you can follow the links below…

1-Evaluation is Painful – But it is Good and Necessary

2-When You Say, “Evaluate”…

3-We Cannot Continue Settling For “Good Enough”

4-Individuals Make The Impact

5-A New(-ish) Vision

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