While most churches will have the same general ‘mission’ and same general ‘purposes’, because those things are already given to us in Scripture, our church ‘values’ may be quite different from the church down the road.
Praying, fasting, giving, singing, kneeling, bowing, meditating, journaling, sacrificing, and doing all those things that ascribe worth to God. Romans 12:1-2 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will ”
Using our gifts for the church and the world. Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”
Becoming involved in small group life and meaningful friendships. Acts 2:42, 44 – “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” “All the believers were together and had everything in common.”
Praying for doors of opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus with everyone we see. Ephesians 1:17, 18 – “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,”