Values

Rock Tribe’s Core Values & Heart Motives:

Core values answer the question, “Why do we do what we do?” They supply the reasons behind our vision and mission. Jesus was a values-driven leader. His teaching focuses primarily on the motives and attitudes of the heart. (Matt. 5-7; 12:33-37; 15:16-20)

 

God’s Glory & Love:  We value the glory and love of God – Bringing glory to God and loving Him is the ultimate purpose of God and man. (1 Cor. 10:31; Is. 43:7; Rev. 14:6-7)

Supporting Values:

  • We value God’s centrality and supremacy; therefore all life exists to bring Him glory, honor, and pleasure. (Col.1:15-23)
  • We value receiving God’s love, returning love back to God, and extending God’s love to others. (Matt. 22:37-39; 1 John)
  • We value passionate praise and worship as a lifestyle and the biblical ways we get to express our love for Him. (Psalm 29:1-2, 150; Acts 13:2)
  • We value God’s Word, written in the 66 books of the Bible, as our authority for Truth in all areas of faith and life. (Psalm 119; 2 Tim. 3:16)
  • We value knowing and obeying God’s written Word because we love Him. (Lk. 11:28; Jn. 14:15-24)
  • We value hearing and obeying Holy Spirit’s voice because we know and love Him. (Ro. 8:12-17)
  • We value holiness. (Heb. 12:10-14;1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Pet. 1:13-16)
  • We value the fear of God. (Prov. 1:7; Lk. 12:5; 1 Pet. 1:17; Rev. 14:7)
  • We value the reality of God’s eternal judgments and rewards and, therefore, seek to live our lives in the light of eternity. (Acts 17:31; Rom. 2:16, 14:12; Heb. 112:23; Rev. 20:4; Eph. 6:8)

 

Christ & The Kingdom of God: We value the Gospel – The True and Good News of The Person and Work of Jesus Christ and the Reclaiming of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth. (Jn. 1; Eph. 1:9-10; Col. 1:15-23, 2:6-7; Matt. 6:33; 1 Thess. 2:8; Phil. 1:27; Luke 8:1; Acts 8:12)

Supporting Values:

  • We value relating to Jesus Christ as our King and Lord. (Lk. 6:46-49)
  • We value complete, quick, and cheerful obedience To Christ with Holy Spirit’s help. (Ro. 1:5; Matt. 28:20)
  • We value doing God’s will, God’s way, by God’s Spirit, for God’s glory. (Pr. 22:6; Is. 30:21; Col. 1:10)
  • We value divine Order plus divine Life in every sphere of life perfectly combined and balanced. (Mt. 9:17)
  • We value being baptized and continually filled with the Holy Spirit for ministry, the demonstration and proclamation of the gospel, power, boldness, spiritual gifts, signs, wonders, and miracles. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5, 8, 4:31, 1 Cor. 2:4-5, 4:20, 12: 4-11, Ro. 12:4-8)
  • We value liberating and empowering men and women through distinct, biblical, complimentarian gender roles. (Gen. 1:27)
  • We value ruling and reigning in all areas of life as royal sons of God in His Family. (2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 20:6, 22:5

 

Father & Family: We value loving God as Father and living in covenant love with His family, so that we can demonstrate Father’s love to a lost and dying world. (Jn. 14:6-14, 18-21, 17:20-26; Ro. 8; 1 Jn. 1:3; Eph. 3:14-21)

Supporting Values:

  • We value relating to and loving God as our Father through Christ – the Source of all life. (Jn. 17:1-26)
  • We value living by faith, trusting in and depending on our good, loving, and powerful Father. (Mt. 9:29, 17:20, 21:21; Ro. 1:17; Gal. 3:8-26; Eph. 3:17)
  • We value receiving our identities from Father as sons of God through Christ by the witness of the Holy Spirit to our human spirits. (Jn.1:12;13; Ro. 8: 12-17; Gal. 3:26-29)
  • We value receiving our sense of love, worth, value, and esteem from Father verses people and performance. (Mk. 1:11; Jn. 14:20-21, 1 Jn. 4:7-21)
  • We value exchanging the love, wisdom, and life of Father through heart-to-heart covenant relationships within the context of natural and spiritual family. This includes valuing unity, communication, conflict resolution, transparency, speaking the truth in love, honoring one another, and demonstrating godly affection to one another. (Acts 4:32-34; 2 Cor. 6:11-13; 1 Pet. 1:22)
  • We value transferring God’s love and His ways to the next generations. (Deut. 4:9; 6:7; Matt. 18:1-14; 19:14; Lk. 18:15-17; Eph. 6:4)
  • We value loving one another and our neighbors as ourselves. We value faith expressing itself through love as indispensable for pleasing God, and fulfillment of the greatest commandments. (Gal. 5:6; Heb. 11:6; Matt. 22:37-40; 1 Cor. 8:3)
  • We value being every expression of church described in the bible: People (1 Pet. 2:9, Luke 1:17), Family (Gal 6:10, Eph. 3:15, 1 Tim. 5:1-2), Bride of Christ (Rev. 21:2,9; Luke 1:17), House of Prayer (Matt. 21:13; 1 Pet. 2:5; 1 Tim. 3:15; Eph. 2:19-21; 1 Cor. 3:9-15; Matt. 16:18; Ro. 15:20; 2 Cor. 10:8, 13:10), Pillar of Truth (1 Tim. 3:15), Field (1 Cor. 3:5-9; James 1:21), Fellowship of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; Acts 2:42; 1 John 1:7), Flock (1 Pet. 5:1-5; John 10:16; Acts 20:28), Body of Christ (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 4:1-16), Salt of the Earth (Matt. 5:13), Light of the World (Matt. 5:14-16, Rev. 1:20), Holy Royal Priesthood (1 Pet. 2:5,9), Holy Nation (1 Pet. 2:9; Heb. 11:16; 2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:10-20), Ekklesia (The Greek word for a group of people who have been given authority to make governmental decisions and to act on their ruling. It is the Greek word used for the “Church”).
  • We value mercy and forgiveness. (Matt. 5:7, 9:13, 6:12-15, 18:35)
  • We value enjoying and celebrating life through Christ. (Eph. 3:19; Col. 2:6-7; Jn. 6:40, 10:10)

 

Great Commission: We value devoting our entire lives to fulfilling Christ’s great commission to make disciples of all nations. We value being missionaries as a lifestyle. (John 20:21; Matt. 28:19-20)

Supporting Values:

  • We value prayer and fasting. (Ac.13:2; Mk. 9:29, Matt.21:13, 21:22)
  • We value equipping and training leaders and all followers of Christ. (Matt. 28:18-20; 2 Tim. 2:2; Col. 1:28-29)
  • We value the utilization of all spiritual gifts. (I Cor. 12, 14; Ro. 12:4-8)
  • We value the restoration of apostolic and prophetic gifting and ministry.  (Eph. 2:19-22, 4:7-16; Acts 2:17-18; Ro. 12:6; 1 Cor. 14:1; Acts 19:6, 21:9)
  • We value healing and deliverance. (Matt. 10:1; Lk. 10:1-24; James 5:13-16)
  • We value signs, wonders, and miracles from the Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 12:12; Acts 2:19; Ro. 15:19; 1 Cor. 12:28)
  • We value serving others as a demonstration of God’s love. (Matt. 20:26; Phil. 2:7)
  • We value biblical leadership and administration. (Heb. 13:7; Ro:12:8)
  • We value starting, growing, multiplying and sustaining new churches. (Acts)
  • We value advancing Christ’s kingdom in every sphere of life: marriage & family, church, market place; media, arts, education, social services, civil government. (Matt. 6:33)
  • We value social and cultural transformation. (Mt. 5:13-16)
  • We value compassion and justice especially toward youth, poor, widows, orphans, and aliens. (Jer. 22:16; Matt. 11:5, 19:21; 25:31-46; Lk. 14:13; Gal. 2:10; James 1:27)
  • We value extravagant giving. (Ro. 12:8; 2 Cor. 9:6-15; Gal. 6:7-10)
  • We value cross-cultural and international missions. (Matt. 28:18-20; Rev. 14:6-7)