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Values are the shared convictions that guide your actions and reveal your
strengths. They are springboards for daily actions and filters for decision-
making. Values represent the conscience of the CGGC. They distinguish
your philosophy of ministry and shape your culture and ethos.
Strategic Question: Why do we do what we do in the CGGC?
Because we seek to obey Jesus Christ and His Word, we value:
1. Vital Connection – because we die to self and grow to maturity
through meaningful relationships.
Ephesians 4:15-16 – Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to
grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from
whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with
which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the
body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Romans 12:4-5 – For as in one body we have many members, and
the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many,
are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – Two are better than one, because they have a
good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to
lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can
one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against
one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not
2. Total Participation – because we are all qualified and commissioned
to make disciples.
1 Peter 2:9-10 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim
the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 – Now there are a variety of gifts, but the
same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers
them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of
the Spirit for the common good.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20 – All this is from God, who through Christ
reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;
that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not
counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the
message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of
Christ, be reconciled to God.
3. Global Mobilization – because we must send the Gospel to places
both near and far.
Matthew 28:18-20 – And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority
in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and
make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always,
to the end of the age.”
Acts 1:8 – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come
upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
John 20:21 – Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the
Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
4. Daring Action – because we are compelled to risk greatly for and
stand secure in God.
1 Chronicles 28:20 – Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be
strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be
dismayed, for the LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will
not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the
house of the LORD is finished.”
Matthew 25:24-30 – He also who had received the one talent came
forward, saying, “Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping
where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,
so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here
you have what is yours.” But his master answered him, “You wicked
and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown
and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested
my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have
received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from
him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who
has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from
the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast
the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will
be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Acts 4:13 – Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and
perceived they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished.
And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
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