The Core is the central, innermost, most essential part of anything. Virtually everything has a core—the earth, the sun, buildings, and even apples.
The core of an apple contains the seeds and the DNA of the apple. The core is what gives an apple its identity, structure, taste, density, and color. The core is what tells an apple to become a Granny Smith apple or a Red Delicious apple or a Gala apple.
Core Values are to a church or organization what an apple core is to an apple. They define what kind of church we are going to become.
Our Core Values are the heart of Passion Church. These are the core values that define our culture and shape our movement:
JESUS: It's all about Jesus. It's not about us; it's about Him.
HOLY SPIRIT: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! We cherish and cultivate the move of the Holy Spirit in our midst.
BIBLE TEACHING: Anointed Bible teaching is the primary catalyst for life change.
GRACE: We are a community of grace for imperfect people.
EVANGELISM: Passion exists to help people far from God get close to God.
DISCIPLESHIP: Radical devotion to Christ should be the norm, not the exception.
LEADERSHIP: We will equip and empower godly leaders to change the world.
MISSIONS: The world is our parish--we will not rest until everyone has heard the Good News.
SERVICE: We are here to serve, not to be served.
COMMUNITY: Relationships are the essence of life.
PASSION: Life is better with passion.
EXCELLENCE: Excellence honors God and inspires people.
HUMILITY: We will honor and prefer one another in humility. No prima donnas allowed.
CELEBRATION: If it ain't fun, it ain't church! We will celebrate life together and have a blast doing it.