What Do We Value?

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Matthew 6:21 (NLT)
How do we know what (and whom) we value? Is it by our words, our actions, or a combination of the two? Perhaps, our values are revealed through how we spend our resources -- time, money, and energy. Our values are guiding principles in life, and I wonder how often we pause to consciously reevaluate them. Without taking the time to make sure that our values are still relevant, we may find that there is a misalignment between who we say we are and who we truly are. Be clear, whether you are aware of them or not, you are always assigning value to the things, people, relationships, and experiences in your life.

Over the next few weeks, I will have us to pause and consider our church’s stated values. Some may not know that several years ago we made an actual list of values to guide our community. Once we have had an opportunity to prayerfully review them, I will ask us to honestly assess whether changes need to be made. This may be an exercise that you want to explore regarding your personal values as well. For now, look at what is detailed below. I will ask for your feedback soon.

We Value:
Embracing Community: We reach out, welcome, and include our neighbors.
Journeying Together: We seek authentic relationships. We support each other in our quest for God.
Putting Faith into Action: We challenge and prepare each other to participate, lead, and partner with others in God’s service.
Commitment to God’s Word: We anchor ourselves in God’s truth and love.

Loving and praying for you,
Pastor Danielle

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