The following presents eight sample core values of a healthy community church. We desire that they define and drive LCCC in the context of a warm and caring environment.
We value the Bible as God’s authoritative and accurate word for salvation and service (2 Tim. 3:16). Therefore, we will strive to teach God’s Word with integrity and authority so that seekers find Christ and believers mature in him.
We value worship that is authentic and acceptable to God (Rom. 12:1–2). Therefore, we desire to acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate, contemporary worship of our church.
Sense of Community
We value biblical community where people have opportunity to minister to and love one another (Acts 2:44–46). Therefore, we ask all our people to commit to and fully participate in small groups where they may exercise their gifts and experience community.
We value a grace orientation to life as opposed to a legal orientation (Rom. 6:14). Therefore, we encourage our people to serve Christ from hearts of love and gratitude rather than guilt and condemnation.
We value ministry that effectively communicates biblical truth in ways that people understand it (1 Chron. 12:32). Therefore, we will constantly evaluate our forms and methods, seeking cultural relevance and maximum ministry effectiveness for Christ.
We value lost people because God does (Luke 19:10). Therefore, we will use every available Christ-honoring means to pursue, win, and disciple unchurched, lost people.*
We value total congregational involvement in ministry (Eph. 4:11–13). Therefore, we seek to equip all our uniquely designed and gifted people to effectively accomplish the work of our ministry.*
We value giving our best in service to God because he gave his best—the Savior (Col. 3:23–24). Therefore, we will seek to honor him by maintaining a high standard of excellence in all our ministries and activities.*