“To raise up a people of hope, empowered by the Gospel to impact their community for Christ.”
Core Values for Urban Outreach (acrostic)
Understanding the needs of the community.
Job 24:12A “The groans from the dying rise from the city, and the souls of the wounded cry out for help.”
Responding in the love Christ.
Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, “1 tell you the truth, whatever you you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Bringing the people out of the darkness.
Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Adding new disciples for Christ.
Matthew 2&20 “Teaching them to obey everything I have commanded YOU.”
Nurturing and empowering new disciples to disciple others.
2 Tim. 2:2b “Entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
Open to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:25 “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
Unifying the Body of Christ through teamwork.
Ephesians 4:3 “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Trusting God for the harvest.
John 4:35 “Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”
Respecting one others’ giftedness.
1 Cor.12;4 -7 “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of workings, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
Enthusiasm (passion) for the things of God.
Acts 13:22 “After removing Saul, he made David their King. Re testified concerning him: I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.”
Answering the call to urban ministry.
Romans 1O:15 “And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Commitment to prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “pray continually”
Helping people achieve their God – given potential
2 Timothy 1:6 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”