Core Values St Peters Church Loxton

Core Values

 

  SPIRITUAL VALUES
Our Identity
  MARKS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Our Action
 

We Pray: Prayer is the lifeblood of the Christian. We take everything to God in prayer, not hoping that our prayer will change God, but hoping that our prayer will change us.

 

  Prays daily
 

We Worship: We gather in worship to be transformed by the grace of God as we are equipped by God's word and nourished at his table. We gather to receive in his presence and to celebrate his living presence among us.

 

  Worships weekly
 

We Grow: Luther said that we are to "so love God. ..that we keep his word holy and gladly hear and learn it." Growing in grace begins with a willingness to be lifelong students at the foot of Jesus who purposefully grow into maturity in Christ.

 

  Read the Bible
 

We Serve: In 1 Peter 4:10 we read, "each one should use whatever spiritual gift you have received to serve others." We are strongest when all partners in this faith community discover and use their spiritual gifts to serve God's mission and his people and share his hope both locally and globally.

 

  Serves at and beyond St Peters
 

We Care and Share: We build among us a community of welcome, love, encouragement and support. We take every opportunity to grow in grace together to provide spiritual growth through Christian fellowship as we build lasting relationships based on faith, acceptance Growth and respect.

 

  Relates with others to provide spiritual growth
 

We Give: We are of all people most blessed. Jesus came that we may have life and have it abundantly. Giving joyfully, thankfully, freely and generously is one of the most blessed things we do.

  Gives generously

 

Other Key Values

Faith Formation in the home. We value the home as the primary place for 'incubating faith'. We equip and support parents in modelling and teaching a life of discipleship to their children. We promote the FAITH5 faith practice (Share, Read, Talk, Pray, Bless) as a tool for caring conversations to take place.

 

Excellence: God gave us his very best in Jesus. He deserves no less. In everything we do in ministry, we give God our very best in response to his great love for us.

 

'Having a Go': We value people 'having a go' and taking a risk in ministry. We will celebrate and empower people to 'try' new things and to risk failure for the sake of the Gospel.

 

Accountability: We keep each other accountable to our mission and commit to ongoing learning and growing as a congregation as we regularly review God's mission and purpose for us by asking: 1. What worked? 2. What didn't work?
3. How can we make it better?