EMPOWERMENT LIKE AARON AND HUR, WE ENSURE VICTORY BY HOLDING UP WEAKENED ARMS, WHILE GIVING HOPE. WE STRENGTHEN AND ENCOURAGE LEADERS THAT GOD HAS ALREADY CALLED. WE WILL NOT JUMP IN TO TAKE CHARGE OF OTHERS' MINISTRIES, NOR RESCUE FAILING LEADERSHIP.
"As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses' hands grew tired,...Aaron and Hur held his hands up - one on one side, one on the other - so that his hands remained steady till sunset" - Exodus 17:11-12, NIV
SERVANT LEADERSHIP WE ACCEPT GOD'S CALL TO LEADERSHIP AS A RESPONSIBILITY TO LIVE A LIFE OF HUMBLE SERVICE, AS MODELED IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST.
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who...made himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men, and being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death: - Philippians 2:5-8, NKJV
PRAYER IN PRAYER WE COMMUNICATE WITH GOD, POURING OUT OUR HEARTS AND SEEKING HIS DIRECTION. HOWEVER, PRAYER MUST NOT DEVOLVE TO A MERE REQUEST LISTS FOR GOD'S FULFILLMENT, NOR THE FEARFUL REHEARSING OF CONCERNS. PRAYER IS OUR INTENTIONAL ACT OF ALIGNMENT WITH GOD.
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.- John 5:19, ESV. Jesus "knelt down and prayed, 'Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.'" - Luke 22:41-42, NIV
GROWTH WE ARE DEDICATED TO BUILDING ON LESSONS OF THE PAST, WHILE SEEKING TO BE RELEVANT IN THE PRESENT. WE ARE EVER-GROWING, NEVER STAGNANT. WE AIM TO BE EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE.
"Add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive..." - 2 Peter 1:5-8, NIV
INTEGRITY GOD'S SMILE IS OUR GREATEST REWARD; HIS DISPLEASURE IS OUR DREAD. WE WILL NOT RESORT TO MANIPULATION, PEOPLE-PLEASING OR CORNER-CUTTING IN OUR ACTIVITIES, OUR VISION, OR OUR EXPECTATIONS.
"Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry,...we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God" - 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, NIV
FOCUS GOD HAS MADE IT CLEAR TO US THAT FOCUS DETERMINES THE FUTURE. THEREFORE, WE PRESS ON TO THE ONE WHO CAN SAY, "GREAT IS YOUR REWARD."
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hit it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field" - Matthew 13:44, NLT