It all begins with A Passion for People – having a sense of urgency in our witness. 8/10 people in our neighborhoods are disconnected from God and/or His church. 4/5 kids in the local schools are facing a Christ-less eternity. The church is the hope of the world on earth. People have to know we are a people of love. We love one another and we love them.
Authentic Relationships – being real in an artificial world is our next core value. People know we are not perfect. They want to know how we handle our imperfections. They want to know this is a safe place to be themselves without being judged or pitied. Authentic community is marked by Storytelling, Affirmation, Servanthood, and Celebration.
Accountable Grace – releasing the transforming power of God’s grace Rules without relationship leads to rebellion. Accountable Grace is speaking the truth in love within an environment of acceptance and forgiveness. It is not about following religious rules; it is about chasing the heart of God. It is holding one another accountable for life transformation.
Transparent Leadership – leadership is not image, it is impact. We look to Jesus as the leader of His church and the Bible is our authority for our faith and practice. We seek integrity in our personal and corporate lives. The single most important issue to resolve in discipleship and thus leadership is desire. At our best our sinful nature puts us at risk to fall into sin while at our best our desire is for intimacy with God. We look for the following in our leaders: Character like Jesus; Competency in leadership; Clarity in the mission and strategy of Discover Point; Chemistry with the existing leaders.