List of Values

 

We believe God is Trinity.
We follow Jesus as the most perfect revelation of God to humans. His life, death and resurrection allow us to be reconciled into God’s kingdom and assured of eternal life with God.
We are a Bible-based community and read it with openness to various interpretations, discussion and questioning
We trust the Bible, revelation through the Holy Spirit, and the discernment of our Christian community as sources of wisdom for our Christian faith and action.
The individual believer is ultimately responsible for his or her own faith and relationship with God. Every believer is a minister of God’s grace.
We value a personal, intimate relationship with God who seeks us, is not limited by constraints of location, time and gender and is ultimately beyond human definition.
We value teaching/preaching that is led by the Holy Spirit.
We value both individual and corporate prayer, listening and seeking to follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
Everyone is welcome to follow Jesus with us. Anyone willing to covenant with us and commit to our church is eligible for membership.
We value diversity of the congregation and unity of purpose. We welcome everyone who seeks to follow God and shares our purpose.
A member’s calling, talents, spiritual gifts, training and maturity, not their gender, sexual orientation, age or race determine that member’s ministry and leadership opportunities within our church.
We believe all members of the church, regardless of sexual orientation, have the right of full participation in the life, events, and ceremonies of the church including baptism, communion, marriage, and ordination.
We value baptism as an outward expression of an inward faith in Jesus Christ. We practice immersion because it powerfully symbolizes death to the old life and rebirth in Jesus.
We value supporting the church with gifts of our time, energy and financial resources.
We value the journey of spiritual wholeness, both individually and corporately.
We value the Spirit-filled life together. The Holy Spirit is present to empower, comfort and instruct believers.
We value each person as one who can discern spiritual truths, who has a voice, and who needs to be heard in safe, respectful manner.
We value community and fellowship to connect as a body that cares for its members as individuals, helping each person to reach spiritual maturity.
We value small groups as a means to be ministers to and to be ministered by each other through sharing, praying, studying, and living in community.
We commit to identify, develop, encourage, exercise and utilize individual spiritual gifts.
We value the ministry of healing for the mind, body, and spirit through prayer, touch, sharing of knowledge and encouragement.
We value worship that is spirit-filled, participatory, celebrative, meditative, God-centered, transforming, nourishing and creative.
We value the inclusion of people of all ages in our worship, ministries and the life of the church.
We value servant leadership.
We value the education of our members in our core values, spiritual life, the sacraments and community life through our worship services, Sunday School and other gatherings.
Our children, teen-agers, and young adults are the future of our church; and as such we value age-appropriate teaching and ministry programs to enable their spiritual development.
We value our responsibility to love all as God loves us.
We are called and commissioned by our Lord to make disciples, and we take this responsibility seriously as individuals and as a body. We commit to our journey of becoming Christ-like.
We acknowledge the Lord’s requirement of us as individuals to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before God. Therefore, we encourage and support individuals within our congregation in pursuit of their calling and purpose. As a congregation we recognize there may be needs beyond the resources of an individual or small group. We will intentionally seek specific ways to focus/direct corporate resources to affect the world by seeking consensus through listening to one another and God’s spirit in our decision.
We are congregationally led. As a congregationally led church community, the members are the ultimate decision-makers and pastor and other leaders are accountable to the membership.
We commit to working out our differences in a loving, respectful manner.
We value honesty and integrity as we speak the truth in love regarding all aspects of life.
We recognize that the heavens and the earth, in all their beauty, wildness and life-giving bounty, are the work of our Creator. God-made resources sustain us and we see the creation as something in which we take joy, have reverence, and find God.
We value affiliations and associations with other religious and service organizations that reflect our values and purpose. They aid the local church in supporting missions, making resources available, and establishing visibility in the broader community.
We value the single person and their pursuit of a chaste and whole life with God.
We define, bless, and support marriage as a lifelong monogamous commitment between two adults regardless of sexual orientation, in which they cherish each other above all other loves and ambitions except God.
Our response to divorce and separation is to treat those involved with compassion and consolation

 

 

 

Kansas City Church

Crossroads Church - 7917 Main Street - Kansas City, Missouri 64114

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