The Word of Life has established these core values that identify and define who we are and that guide our future plans and objectives.
- Every believer is empowered to serve when they receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- We can expect miracles when we follow Christ.
- Since everyone is important to God, He wants us to love and respect everyone.
- We are strengthened by coming together for prayer and worship.
- We are committed to living according to God’s instructions in the Bible.
- Spiritual authority in the life of believers comes through prayer and fasting.
- Complete surrender to God puts us in the safest place we can be.
- We must invest in the next generation by preparing them for Kingdom service today.
- God and His church deserve excellence in all we do.
Empowered to Serve
Jesus issued what is referred to as the Great Commission when He told His disciples in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”. We gladly accept this Great Commission with the understanding that the ability to do this is granted by the power of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:8. We also understand that the Lord has called and empowered every member of the church to fulfill this Great Commission.
Expect the miraculous
Jesus promised His followers that they would do greater miracles than even He performed (John 14:12). The Lord confirmed the Word spread by His disciples with miraculous signs (Mark 16:20) and desires to do those same miracles today!
Everyone is important
God, in His infinite wisdom, has designed each of us with different talents, personalities and potential. Whether someone is a ten talent person or a one talent person, they are equally valuable in God’s eyes – and in ours. We recognize that God wants us to treat everyone with the same love and respect that we would like others to show us – Matthew 7:12.
Strengthened by Togetherness
It pleases the Lord when the members of His Body choose to join together and worship Him – Hebrews 10:25. When we come together, “it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” – Ephesians 4:16.
Committed and Conformed to the Bible
The Message Bible captures perfectly what we believe concerning the Bible, “Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way” – 2 Timothy 3:16.
Spiritual Authority through Prayer and Fasting
Jesus promised that every believer has the potential to do great signs and wonders (Mark 16:17-18). Jesus also explained to His disciples that increased spiritual authority was available if they would spend more time in prayer and fasting – Mark 9:29.
As Jesus wrestled with submitting to the will of the Father He said, “Father…not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). These words were spoken just hours before Jesus gave His life on Calvary and should reverberate in our hearts as we respond to the Father’s call on our life. Regardless of the call, regardless of the cost – He expects complete surrender.
Invest in the Next Generation
Young people and children are tomorrow’s leaders and it is vital that we begin preparing them today – Proverbs 22:6. Parents, as well as the church, need to be consistent and persistent in preparing the next generation for Kingdom service.
Be the Best That You can Be
God and His church deserve excellence in all we do. There is no excuse for mediocrity when you consider what He has done for us. We are committed to be and do our very best for God with the help and grace of the Lord – Philippians 4:13.