Core Values are different from a doctrinal statement. Core Values are a comment on how we intend to function, live, and relate to one another and the world around us. They are the lifestyle we are committing ourselves to.
We are committed to speaking life and faith to one another (Proverbs 18:21). Negative talk and all forms of slander, because they are the language of the enemy, must be avoided at all cost. Ephesians 4:29-32 is our standard for relating to one another. Potential conflicts or corrections must be handled according to Matthew 18:15-17.
We are committed to creating a culture of honor. We believe that when God's people choose to honor God first, and then honor all fellow human beings as created in God's image, the favor and blessing of God will embrace that community. Exodus 20:5-6; Matthew 10:40-43
We are committed to unity and cooperation in the whole body of Christ, not just in our local body at NewDay Church. We choose to view other churches as our partners in ministry. Our competition is the world and our enemy is Satan and his kingdom of darkness. 1 Corinthians 1:13-18; Ephesians 4:3; 6:12-18
We are committed to lives of authentic Christian service, both to the body of Christ and to the world around us. The Holy Spirit gives Spiritual Gifts to each believer so we may serve supernaturally, building one another up, making us strong and effective for advancing God's kingdom. Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31
We are committed to being true worshippers of our God both in private and in corporate settings. We will constantly seek to express our love for our Creator with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. We will continually desire to be the kind of worshippers the Father is seeking. John 4:23-24