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A. Biblical Core Values:

 

1.     The Great Commission and the Great Commandment are inseparable. Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 12:30-31

 

Matt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." 

Mark 12:30-31 And you shall 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: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 

2.    Love one another. Love God, love others. Mark 12:30-31

 

Mark 12:30-31 And you shall 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: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 

3.    Live for God. Keep focused on the destination. Phil. 3:13-14

 

Phil 3:13b-14 But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

4.     Value Team. Relationships are crucially important.         1 Cor. 12:12; Ephesians 4:14; Philippians 2:3-4

 

1 Cor. 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 

Eph. 4:1-4 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit— just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call.

          

Phil 2:3-4 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 

5.    Serve Others. Serve others well and in love. Mt. 20:25-28; 1 Cor. 12:21-26

 

Matt 20:25-28 But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 

1 Cor. 12:21-26 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet,

"I have no need of you." On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

6.     Work together in Unity. Unity & Community strengthens us.          Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Corinthians 1:13

 

Eph. 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1 Cor. 1:13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

7. Collegiality[1]Submit to each other while sharing leadership in our strengthsJohn 13:5-10; Ephesians 5:21

 

John 13:5-10 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand." Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no share with me." Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you." 

Eph. 5:21 Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 

[1] Collegiality is the relationship between colleagues who are united in a common purpose, respecting each other's abilities to work toward that purpose. Collegiality connotes respect for another's commitment to the common purpose and ability to work toward it. 

B. Practical Core Values:

1. The journey is Christ-centered & MK focused: Our experiences, both joyful and painful, enable us to serve, encourage, support and bless those we love.

1  John 4:19 We love because He first loved us. 

2  Cor. 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 

2.    Wholeness: MK spiritual, emotional, relational, personal, physical, & familial wholeness with acceptance & love.  

3.    Christ centered global citizenship: As aliens and foreigners we hold global citizenship in Christ. We do not look back! Our hope is in Christ, not things, position, power or wealth!

Hebrews 11:8-10 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.

4.    Safeguard MKs: Assisting MKs in their need for protection and encouragement while in transition and during their maturation process away from parental support.

Psalm 5:11-12 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

5.    MK families: MK relational wholeness with their families is of key importance and requires proactive support recognizing their unique differences as a family spread out across the globe.

6.    MK suffering: While experiencing much loss and subsequent grief, God uses MK’s pain to bring about experiential wisdom, resiliency and strength.

Romans 5:3-5 We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.  

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