Foothills’ Proposed Values AND why your church should have values.

What are values (taken from Auxano)? They express deeply held beliefs. Guide the actions and reveal the strengths of a church. They are the “corporate” behavior and become the lens through which we make decisions. Why should a church have values?  They nurture God-honoring unity & direction. They help define clearly the basis of good decision-making. They free the church to say…

It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are – Roy E. Disney.

What are values (taken from Auxano)? They express deeply held beliefs. Guide the actions and reveal the strengths of a church. They are the “corporate” behavior and become the lens through which we make decisions. Why should a church have values? They nurture God-honoring unity & direction. They help define clearly the basis of good decision-making. They free the…

Foothills’ Proposed Mission Statement

Foothills’ Proposed Mission Statement: Engage people to put Jesus first for the sake of others What is a mission statement (taken from Auxano, a Church Vision and Consulting group)? The Great Commission reworded for a unique context. It answers the question before all other questions, “What are we supposed to be doing?” It is a compass,…

6 reasons why we have superficial, casual relationships

In Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands Paul David Tripp gives several reasons (and I added one) why we prefer the superficial and casual over against truly getting to know one another. Busyness. This traps us into having superficial, casual conversations. Most people, even if they wanted to get to know other individuals, simply don’t have any margin in their week…