THE SHEMA OR THE GREAT COMMANDMENT GUIDES US TO LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS.
We are passionately in love with God and we will give him all of ourselves – everything in us. Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
HUMILITY IS RECOGNIZING GREATNESS IN OTHERS.
Humility understands that it’s our responsibility to humble ourselves and it’s God responsibility to exalt us in due season. Humility is trusting that God will promote us when we’re ready. We want to live life humbling and submitting ourselves to God. When we seek Him we believe opportunities will seek us.
LOVE IS THE SACRIFICIAL GIVING OF ONESELF.
Love is the most powerful force on earth. Love is not a feeling or emotion it is a choice of the will. We choose to love others as we love ourselves. John 13:35 “that the world will know we belong to Him by the way we love one another.”
SERVANTHOOD IS THE MARK OF A TRUE LEADER.
If we’re going to be godly leaders, we must have a posture of servanthood as Jesus displayed while He was on earth. We are not self-entitled or here to be served but to serve. Matthew 20:28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
HONOR IS ASSIGNING VALUE TO ANOTHER.
We do this through our thoughts, talk and actions towards them. Regardless of personality, leadership style, upbringing etc. we believe God has called us to honor people. People are the only thing on this earth of eternal worth. Hence we believe, how we honor people is a big deal to God.
INTEGRITY IS LIVING LIFE WITH NO SHAME.
We will not do anything that would bring shame to our God, our families or ourselves. We will focus more on our private character than our public image. We believe the greatest message we will ever preach is the way we live our lives. Thus, we seek to develop godly character that will back the call God has placed on our lives.
COMPETITION IS OUR PURSUIT TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE.
Our competition is found within ourselves, not with other people. Everyday we have the opportunity to choose to improve who we are and to write our future. We believe that our habits today will be our habits tomorrow. We do not look to others to compare our journey with theirs. We will set new goals, challenge ourselves more, and raise the bar for ourselves because, “If you want to win forever, always compete.”