This is one thing we all long to hear from the Lord when we cross the finishing line. To have the Lord say to us: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…”
Encapsulated within this one phrase are core values that drive Life Church.
1. “WELL” – EXCELLENT BY CHOICE
Anything that is worth doing is worth doing well. This is a spirit of excellence that make us go a step further, stay a little later, do a little more and shoot a little higher, aim a little further.
Excellence is not perfection but it is defined as when we are using all that God has deposited in us to the maximum capacity for God’s glory and man’s good. And when true excellence happens, it glorifies God and edifies man.
2. “DONE” – “CAN DO” ATTITUDE
This is a positive “whatever it takes” attitude that helps us to see possibilities before problems, miracles before mess and stars before scars. This is the “can do” spirit that causes us to ask: “Why not?” before “How Can?”
Before we come up with 3 reasons why something cannot be done, start with 3 reasons why it is so good to do this or that. It is not being blind to facts but it is a culture where we start with the positive rather than the negative. And we would all agree that it is so much more fun to work with positive rather than negative people.
3. “THOU” – FOCUS ON PEOPLE
People come before projects. Relationship is more critical than results. We want a culture where we value people as individuals; created to be unique and destined to be special.
As a Church, there will be many projects that we need to engage in and work hard on. But in the midst of working, we want to grow the people we work with. At the end of any project, we will not just celebrate the results but we will rejoice in our relationships.
So we will choose to honour people and value the unique gifts and talents that God has deposited in them. We recognise that square pegs must be placed in square holes for maximum effectiveness.
4. “GOOD” – CHARACTER FIRST
The Scriptures says that no one is good except God. In other words, goodness is godliness. So we place great value in godliness. We believe that character comes before capability, attitude comes before abilities.
In everything that we do as a team, we never forget that we are representatives of Christ and others will judge Christ through our character.
5. “AND” – BALANCE IT ALL
Our corporate culture upholds both the need to balance people and performance, relationship and results.
This little conjunction “and” reminds us that we need to take an integrative approach where we maintain the tension of cultivating relationships and achieving results, loving people and getting things done.
And godly wisdom is what we need to balance the demands of both.
6. “FAITHFUL” – FAITH & FAITHFULNESS
Everything that is not of faith & faithfulness does not please God so we want to build a culture where we speak faith, walk faith, act faith and do faith.
We do not make decisions based on reason alone but we give room for revelation. We do not walk by sight alone but we walk by faith.
Faith can bring us to places beyond ourselves. Faith can bring God’s will on earth as it is in heaven. Faith can take us higher, further and deeper than we have ever been before. And faithfulness will ensure that we see things through. Faith & Faithfulness!
7. “SERVANT” – HUMILITY BEFORE HONOUR
This is our public persona – servants of God. We are quick to serve and ready to respond. We are resolved to put others before self. We are not here to impress but we are here to impart. So we operate in humble-boldness.
We minister behind the Cross so that man will see Christ magnified more than man deified. In our action and attitude, we adopt humility as our posture and an apron as our uniform.
We are servants of the Living God!