The culture of our church is no accident but flows from our passion for God and His kingdom. It is our desire to intentionally and deliberately create a culture that reflects the Kingdom of God.
Most Christian churches share common goals and key points of theology, but from that point on, diversity becomes the order of the day. What is it that makes one church different from another? Our understanding is it’s the culture of the church – the DNA – it’s what produces “flavour” in churches.
By intention and design we at Proclaimers have identified the following list of things that define us:
Motivated by the Cause of Christ
The matrix placed over every activity in the life of our church. We are people driven by purpose, activities designed by purpose – attitudes moulded by purpose. We desire to be a church so motivated by the cause we see everything in our church through the glasses of that cause. Jesus said He had come to “seek and save that which was lost.” He was here for this cause and we believe we are in the kingdom “for such a time as this.”
A sincere and humble desire to serve the purpose of God: to serve God, to serve in the house and to serve the vision of the house; to be true servants of God with a heart to work whole-heartedly. We support a “what ever it takes” spirit and what ever our hands find to do we’ll do it with all our might.
Not an amount but a lifestyle. Generosity is expansive, large and contagious. We are building people who prosper with a clear sense of the purpose of God. We believe the world of the generous grows larger and larger and our generosity has the ability to transform people, cities and nations. Generosity is so much more than money.
Learning to Flow Together
You could call it submission to one another, it just means learning to flow together rhythmically and easily. We value relationships and believe that everything in our church flows from relationship. Submission is flowing together in the fear of God, flowing with others and making a conscious effort to “get on with others” and build a dynamic team that is so strong that nothing will pull it down.
The Pursuit of Excellence
Excellence is a journey not a destination and it’s excellence not perfection that we pursue. It’s doing the best we can with the resources made available to us and as we pursue excellence others will see the excellence of God reflected in our efforts.