vision, values & mission
An organization’s vision is a desired future.
God's vision is what matters most - what He desires, what He sees.
Here's a good summary of God's purpose for the Church.
Our desire is - as a community of passionate followers - to be on track with God AND his desires and purposes for us. Hence...
Our Vision is..."To See Jesus formed in people"
It can help to guide all who accept and understand it. A shared vision can be a great tool for building a sense of belonging and community. In truth it can provide a basis for body unity.
“I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” - 1 Corinthians 1:10
Values represent our ‘modis operandi’ as we govern ourselves, our relationships with each other and form the DNA of our FLV culture & community.
Values also govern how we organize our community in terms of structure and practice.
Why Identify and Establish Shared Values?
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. - Phil 2:1-3
Effective organizations identify and develop a clear, concise and shared meaning of values, beliefs, and direction so that everyone understands and can contribute. Once defined, values must impact every aspect of our community, from the largest decision through to the smallest act.
We must support and nurture this impact or identifying our shared values will have been a wasted exercise. People will feel fooled and misled unless they see the impact of the exercise within FLV. Jesus of course describes this negligence as “hypocrisy”.
Our Values are...
By having a clear sense of VISION as a community - coupled with a strong sense of shared VALIUES there must then be a clear set of PRIORITIES ; things that are essential ingrediants in supporting our desire to walk out our vision and values successfully - to be kept in the forfront of our mind.
Our Mission is to ...
Teaching & Training
Ministry & Sending
Romans 12:9-21 (The Message)
Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.
Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath.
Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody.
Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging," says God. "I'll take care of it."
Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.
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