Community Mennonite Fellowship
Core values are meant to define our deepest held convictions and passions and serve as a vital reference point to anchor and guide the work of Community Mennonite Fellowship. This statement of core values originated with the Elders Team and was refined by the input of small groups and the congregation.
- We believe that worship celebrates our communion with God and is the source of our spiritual life and power. (1 Chr. 16:29; John 4:24)
- We believe that every person can be changed by a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. (John 6:67-68; Acts 4:13)
- We believe that prayer is our lifeline of intimacy with God and the means by which the Holy Spirit empowers and directs our church. (1 Chr. 16:11; Mt. 7:7; Eph. 6:18)
- We believe that God wants us to actively reach the people in our Valley who do not yet follow Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17; Luke 19:10)
- We believe that our ministries should be relevant to the needs of people and faithful to the Scriptures. (1 Cor. 9:19-23)
- We believe that we should pursue Christ-like character in our lives. (Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 3:12-14)
- We believe that positive life-change happens most effectively in the context of committed relationship in Christian community. (Luke 6; 12-13; Acts 2:44-47)
- We believe that the mission of our church will be accomplished only as persons discover and utilize their spiritual gifts in an ongoing ministry. (1 Cor. 12 & 14; Rom. 12; Eph. 4)
- We believe that God wants us to raise up and train a new generation of servant leaders. (Rom. 12:8; Acts 6:2-5)
- We believe that our church should play a dynamic role in the spiritual nurture and growth of children, youth and adults.
- We believe that Christ calls us to pursue peace and reconciliation in every human relationship. (2 Cor. 13:11; Rom. 14:19; 1 Thess. 5:13)
- We believe we must give to God the first and the best of our time, energy and money. (Col. 3:17; Mal. 1:6-14)
- We believe God wants us to welcome persons of different backgrounds, life experiences and cultures. (Gal. 3:27-28)