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How Will We Live in Community?

posted Sep 22, 2009, 11:58 AM by Unknown user

Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him

who is the Head, that is, Christ.” (Eph; 4:15)


              We will tell the Truth in all matters:


      -   Truthful communication is key: all council decisions and financial information will

               be made available for all to see.


             Confidences are sacred; secrets are not allowed.


                -    A confidence is what we share about ourselves; a secret is about someone else.

                  -    We don’t talk about people who are not present; we pray for them!

      -    We share the news of our community; good news and bad news.

      -    All are welcome in the Pastor’s Study for conversation or counseling. 

                             What you say there stays there.


Honesty in all relationships


     -   No one will have special status.  No one is superior; no one is inferior.

        Everyone’s opinions are equally important.

                   -   We will speak up and say what is on our minds.  We will speak for

                           ourselves and not for others.

                   -   We will not label other persons or engage in personal attacks.

                   -   We understand disagreements as problems to be solved and not

                            as contests to be won.

      -   We will meet and make decisions openly;  every member will have                            

                     the  opportunity to speak to issues of concern.


What You Can Expect From Your Pastors:


                  -    Bible based teaching and preaching...

            “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching” (2 Timothy)

     -     Honesty... all relationships will be based on integrity.

                  -     Challenging and visionary...

                 “What is Gods will for us in this place and at this time...”??

                  -     Human... capable of making mistakes and willing to ask forgiveness.

                  -     Joyful and enthusiastic!


          What Your Pastors Will Expect From You:


                   -     Regular attendance at worship and the Lord’s Supper.

                   -     Daily prayer with your families for the ministry of the Church.

                   -     Biblical stewards of time, talents and treasure.

                   -     Enthusiastic participation in the ministry that brings you joy!