Values

Values are those things that influence what you do and how you do it. What you believe affects what you do. At Disciples Church Springfield, our values are derived from our theology and shape our methodology. Because they are derived from Scripture, we’re pretty keen to hold onto them tightly, ministering in the name of Jesus, in the way He prescribes for us to do.


We value God's Word as the ultimate authority in life.
Matthew 4: 4, 2 Timothy 3: 16, Psalm 1: 1 – 3, Luke 24: 27


We value the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the only means by which we can be saved from the consequences of our sins and made righteous in God’s sight.
Romans 3: 22 – 25a, Ephesians 2: 4 – 9, John 14: 6, Hebrews 10: 10, 2 Corinthians 5: 21


We value obedience to God’s standards in all areas of life as the right response to the grace shown us in Christ.
1 John 3: 6, Colossians 2: 6-7, Philippians 1: 10-11, Philippians 2: 12 – 13, Hebrews 6: 1 – 3, Romans 12: 1-2


We value a style of ministry that is Christ-centered, culturally appropriate, and which is not afraid of change, while never changing the Gospel message.
1 Corinthians 9: 19-23; Acts 17: 22-34; Galatians 1: 6-9


We value prayer as an integral and essential part of Christian life in which we recognise our inability and God's ability.
Philippians 4: 6, Matthew 6: 5-13, John 16: 23-24, Colossians 1: 9


We value all people, and aim to introduce those outside the Christian faith to the person and claims of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28: 19-20, Luke 19: 10; Romans 10: 14-15, Galatians 3: 28, Colossians 3: 11


We value a 'fellow workers' or team model of ministry in which people are equipped and empowered to minister to others in a style and occasion that suits their gifting.
Philippians 4: 3, 2 Timothy 3: 17, Ephesians 2: 10, Hebrews 10: 24, Romans 6: 13, 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31


We value pastoral oversight of the members of our church that genuinely attempts to present each person mature in Christ.
Colossians 1: 28, Titus 2: 15, 2 Timothy 4: 2, Proverbs 10:10, 1 Corinthians 5: 12-13


We value leadership development that is intentional and faithful to the requirements of Scripture.
Titus 1:5, 2 Timothy 2: 2, 1 Timothy 3: 1-13


We value striving for excellence knowing that giving our best honours God and inspires people.
Genesis 1: 31, Proverbs 21: 5 and 28: 12, Colossians 3: 23


We value honesty, integrity and transparency in reporting disclosures to the appropriate authorities.
2 Chronicles 19: 7, Psalm 15: 2, Psalm 45: 4, Psalm 51: 6, Proverbs 11: 3, 5 & 20, Proverbs 12: 22, Zechariah 8: 16, John 7: 18, 2 Corinthians 4: 2, 2 Corinthians 13: 8, Ephesians 4: 15, and Titus 2: 7


We value strategic risk-taking knowing that faith means being pushed outside of our abilities and into the hands of God.
Hebrews 11: 1-40, 1 Samuel 17: 32-51, Esther 4: 16, Acts 28: 18-20


We value a kingdom focus (not empire building) in which we work together with other believers for the greater good of God's work.
Luke 12: 31, Acts 8: 4, 1 Corinthians 10: 33