Core Values

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK…

THE FOLLOWING CORE VAULES ARE SHAPED BY OUR ADOPTED MISSION, VISION, MOTTO, THEME, AND OBJECTIVE STATEMENT.

IT IS MY PRAYER THAT THESE CORE VALUES WILL HELP US BECOME FULLY WHO GOD WANTS US TO BE.

USING THESE CORE VALUES AS OUR GUIDING FRAMEWORK WILL HELP ALL OF US REMAIN FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION AND BE FAITHFUL AND FRUITFUL FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

OUR CORE VALUES WILL SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT, FOCUS AND CONTINUAL MINISTRY EVALUATION.

OUR CORE VALUES WILL HELP US DISCERN FAITHFUL “WAYS” OF ESTABLISHING MINISTTRY PRIORITIES AND APPROPRIATE MINISTRY BOUNDARIES.

WARNING: THE “REAL” CORE VALUES  OF THE CHURCH  WILL BE EXPOSED BY ACTUAL “BEHAVIOR”  OF THE CONGREGATION.

I want every member to note that the following three steps will become a part of our Spiritual Operating Procedure (SOP):

  1. We will establish WHY we are we doing — what we are doing and/or planning to do to assure that each activity will affirm and satisfy  our stated core values. 
  2. We will also examine and make sure that the WAY we are doing what we are doing and/or planning to do — is in line with our core values.
  3. We will identify WHO is actually being served to assure that our ministry is Biblically, Spiritually, and Practically on target.

CORE VALUES OF THE ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH

WE STIRVE TO:

A.     INVITE PEOPLE INTO RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST

B.     TEACH BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES

C.     MODEL  AND PRACTICE A BIBLICAL LIFESTYLE

D.     PROMOTE LOVING RELATIONSHIPS

E.     PROMOTE UNITY

F.     SERVE THE COMMUNITY

G.     CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT