At Clay Community Church we have four Core Values that we center our lives on... God, Truth, Love and Mission.
GOD - Because God is the center of everything we exist to glorify Him.
We value God because He is the Creator and beginning of all things. He holds everything together. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, and the giver of Salvation.
(Gen. 1:1; John 1:1-4; Col. 1:17; Acts 17:28; Eph. 1:19; Matthew 9:4; Ps. 139:7-8; Col. 1:22; Ps. 27:1; Is. 45:17)
TRUTH - Because the Word of God is Truth, it is the foundation on which we build our lives.
We value Jesus as the Truth. He, along with the truth of Scripture, reveals God’s character, plan and salvation. All Scripture is God-breathed, living and the foundation on which we build our lives.
(John 14:6) (John 5: 39 ) (Ps. 119:105; Ps. 25:5; Ps. 43:3) (2 Timothy 3:16) (Hebrews 4:12) (Matthew 7:24-27).
LOVE - Because God is love and first loved us, our response is to love Him and others.
We value love because God is love. He first lavished his unconditional love upon us, which compels us to love Him and others. These are the two greatest commandments.
(1 John 4:8) (1 John 4:19) (2 Corinthians 5:13-15) (Matthew 22:36-40)
MISSION - Because God has invited us to join Him on mission, we are compelled to discover and engage in His purposes.
We value mission because God has commanded us to make disciples of every man, woman, and child. We are created to glorify God by living on mission with God.
(Matthew 28:16-20) (Ephesians 2:10) (Acts 20:24)
These values would then be fleshed out in the life of a disciple in the following ways:
Intimacy with God
A detailed knowledge and understanding of God that comes from pursuing Him as our greatest treasure.
Fruit of the Spirit
The acting presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church that demonstrates the character of God and distinguishes His people from an unbelieving world.
Embracing the fullness of the Gospel and being transformed by it in such a way that we desire to live it out.
Discovering who God has uniquely made us to be and surrendering ourselves to His purposes, serving both the Church and the world with the gifts He has given us
Stewardship of Life
Faithfully using everything that God has entrusted us to reflect His glory.