Falling for Our Values
Written by Lawrence Yoo It’s almost that time of year. Most of you know what I’m talking about: pumpkin spice lattes, cider and pumpkin patch trips, women dressed like Han Solo (puffy vest, leggings, boots), everyone saying how great the weather is. It probably doesn’t surprise you that I don’t get into any of those things. I do love fall, however, because it’s college football season--even though the Gators are off to a less than promising start.
I also love traditions. One tradition here at Waypoint is going through a sermon series on the mission and values of the church at the beginning of every school year. We do this because a lot of people tend to move to the area around this time, but also because it is an important time for us as we choose to remember why we exist as a church and what God is calling us to. We hope you’ve enjoyed the series, and just to reiterate and to keep it in the forefront of your mind, here are the values we have covered:
We value being Kingdom focused. This means we strive to be a preview of coming attraction of what is to come, and we accept our role as being one of God’s means of kingdom advancement in our present time.
We value loving God with our whole being. This means we strive to love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength as we seek spiritual formation in Christ.
We value Gospel community. We believe the Christian life is meant to be lived in community where we encourage, admonish, and serve one another, as well as celebrate and mourn together.
We value seeking and serving those in the margins. We believe we are called to imitate God in his heart for those on the margins of society, and to move towards them in love.
This isn’t a comprehensive list, but it is a good snapshot of who we strive to be. We invite you to actively partake in these values as we together embrace the Kingdom and live out our call as a local church in the Triangle.