1. Passion for Jesus. Our first and foremost passion is to pursue mature and joyful obedience to the first commandment (Matthew 22:37-38) and to call and teach others to do the same.
““Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-38).””
2. Delighting in God’s word. We highly esteem God’s word in our speech, life, deed, and in all our different prayer models. We welcome a culture of God’s word to be rich in us.
“…for You have exalted above all things Your name and your word (Psalms 138:2b).”
3. Affection for the body of believers. We are committed to create and cultivate an environment of love and care for each other, and for the greater body of Christ, the Church. Hospitality and unity are important aspects of this value.
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (Galatians 6:10).”
4. Compassion for the Lost. Our primary commitment to reaching the lost is expressed by night and day worship and prayer. We believe that Spirit- filled prayer prevails over spiritual darkness and releases the light of Christ into cities and nations so that men might believe the gospel. We are also committed to supporting mission movements’ efforts in reaching the lost through intercession.
“Ask the Lord of the Harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field (Matthew 9:38).”
5. Crucified lifestyle. The center and foundation of the Christian faith is the message of the cross. It is the greatest model of God’s expressed love to mankind and is also Christ’s mandate to becoming His true followers. Therefore, a crucified lifestyle is a call to live in holiness, consecration and righteousness, so that Christ may be seen in us.
“Then He (Jesus) said to them all: If anyone would come after Me, He must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me (Luke 9:23).”
6. Fasted lifestyle. A fasted lifestyle is mostly described as a joyful, sacrificial and a simple way of living. It is a call to voluntary weakness and trust, in order to let God be strong in us. It willingly seeks, in the grace of God, a humble posture of servanthood just like Christ. The common practices of the fasted lifestyle are fasting and prayer (as a normal way of life) and generous giving and simple living.
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross (Philippians 2:5-8).”
7. Night and day corporate worship and prayer. Why is this value important?
- GOD is worthy of night and day worship and prayer (Rev. 4-5).
- The church matures at an accelerated pace when continual prayer takes it primary place (Eph. 1:16-17, 3:16-19).
- Night and day greatly impacts the measure of harvest of lost souls that will come into the kingdom (Psalms 2, Matthew 9:37-38).
- Speedy Justice is released when night and day prayer arises (Luke 18:1-8).
- The Bible instructs and mandates the church to commit to night and day worship and intercession (I Thess. 5:16-17). There are many other verses in the New Testament that instruct the church to pray continually.
- We honor corporate prayer because Jesus taught us that there is greater impact when two or more are joined together to agree in prayer.
- Continual prayer is a prerequisite to preparing the way for JESUS’ second coming (Matthew 6:10).
“The fire on the altar must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must [never] not go out (Leviticus 6:13).”
8. Kingdom Priority. Jesus is a real King of an everlasting Kingdom. Our allegiance is to Him and to His Kingdom alone. We enthrone Him and advance His kingdom over all things through worship, prayer, acts of service and proclamation of the gospel.
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:9-10)…’”
9. Living by the Spirit. We are called to live a Spirit-filled life, thus we value the importance of making our choices and living our lives daily according to the leading of God’s Spirit.
“…but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires… because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Romans 8:5,14).”
10. Team Mindset. We are committed to learn to work together as a team towards building up the ministry God has given us. We encourage all team members to be contributors according to their God-given ability.
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity (Psalms 133:1)!”
11. Ministry to the poor. The Apostles James, Peter and John emphasized to the Apostles Paul and Barnabas not to forget the poor and needy.
“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I [Paul] was eager to do (Galatians 2:10).”
12. End times preparation. Jesus has commanded all His disciples to be watchful and to be prepared for His return. We, then, are a forerunner movement that is called to prepare the way of the Lord and His people for what He is about to do in the earth before He returns.
“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”(Mark 13:35-37).”