Just Church Core Values
STOP – Surrender, Trust, Obey & Praise
Jesus, God born as a man, saves, leads and welcomes us to life eternal. Knowing God we must stop playing God ourselves and surrender our wills to Jesus and to his great commission, We trust him to create a new heart and life for us. We recognize only God has the power and plan to transform us into our best selves. We obey Jesus’ command to love God first and love others as we do ourselves and follow His example of praising God for all He has done, is doing and will do for the good of those who love Him.
LOVE. GROW. SERVE.
LoveWe are Made in Love to love God, ourselves, and others unconditionally as Jesus shared in the Greatest Commandment found in Matthew 22:36-40 By following Jesus and His ways we will bring Glory of God, have the best life possible and help contribute to the good for all humanity.
GrowOur purpose as the Church continues as we walk together thru life seeking wellness and wholeness through healing, growth and maturity. As our capacity is expanded, we can be useful for the fruitfulness and effectiveness of the Kingdom here on Earth as it will be in Heaven.
ServeA humble heart, good communication and trustworthiness go a long way to being a good servant & leader. These traits and the desire to grow and be sharpened are to be present in those we are identifying, training, and empowering to be leaders and co-workers with us in ministry.
Praying & working with the each other to deploy & share gifts talents & passions, healing from past or present sins/pain/hurts, and growing spiritually so that each of us can understand and fulfill our purpose and place within the body of Christ.
Full and Overflowing
People are full of joy and peace when they are fully engaged in worship gatherings, lifegroups, mentoring partnerships and serving in the gifts, talents & passions God has given them. God will continue to pour into you so that you will overflow with love, testimony and blessings to all around you,
The Holy Spirit is God’s presence on Earth and in our very beings. He will work in and through us as we are open,filled & led, shifting our focus from self-preservation to Kingdom mindedness.
Long Suffering Ever Joyful
A key to ministry is to be long suffering & ever joyful in the same direction, with healing, growth and restoration always as the goal. We need to recognize that time in the desert is often given to help us surrender, trust & obey, ltimately to bring glory to God in praise & thanksgiving.
We as a family desire the best for each other. We listen, understanding that we are different and unique through our own cultures, experiences, and personalities. As we encounter one another we must lead in love and never talk ill of one another. Also, we must always think the best of each other and never use shutdown language, ultimatums, or emotional outbursts to manipulate others to our wants and desires. Together in love and led by the Spirit of God we can discuss, debate, wrestle and disagree and still be brothers & sisters in Christ, for God’s glory!
JC is known for what we are FOR!
As we share with others the great faith and church we have been blessed with, let’s please tell others of what we are FOR not against. We are FOR: Love, Growth, Wholeness, Peace, Joy and Salvation for all people. That’s God’s desire and “if God is for us who can be against us?!” Our actions and words must reflect our values always.
In love we resist evil & resolve conflict
There is no place for gossip, complaining & slandering in Christ’s Church. When we think of saying something about someone Jesus tells us to first go to that person and share what you have against them. Matt 18:15-17 “If a fellow believer hurts you, go and tell him—work it out between the two of you. If he listens, you’ve made a friend. If he won’t listen, take one or two others along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try again. If he still won’t listen, tell the church. If he won’t listen to the church, you’ll have to start over from scratch, confront him with the need for repentance, and offer again God’s forgiving love.”