Origin Church Values

Origin’s values inform how we worship, fellowship, minister, disciple, evangelize, and steward God’s grace as we follow Jesus.

Authenticity  The Gospel of Jesus Christ ushers people into the grace of God and frees them from the compulsion to hide from God and each other. We will seek to be appropriately open and honest about our lives in order to experience the Gospel together. (Romans 12:9, Matthew 22:37-40)

Humility  Arrogance has no place in the experience of salvation. Many of the blessings we enjoy have nothing to do with our own achievements or wisdom. God’s grace has ushered us into a position for which we cannot boast. We will seek to be Christ-centered and genuinely interested and active in the needs of others able to serve from our brokenness. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Philippians 2:5-11)

Integrity  Trust grows in community as people experience unity between the message of the Gospel of Jesus and its messengers. God’s Word is the authoritative and true word for our lives therefore we will seek to understand and apply it in our context. (Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Excellence  God is worthy of and honoured by a devoted life. We will honour Him by serving people well and inspiring the hopeful and disciplined pursuit of Jesus Christ in all we create or do. (Matthew 5:13-16, Colossians 3:17)

Generosity  We are most like Jesus Christ when we give. He has called us to give our lives away sacrificially as citizens of the Kingdom of God in order to seek the lost and to lift up hurting. (Luke 15:1-16:15, Matthew 10:8)

Leadership  We believe God gifts both men and women for leadership in His Kingdom and in His church. We will equip and empower leaders according to their character and giftedness for the ministry of the Church and for Jesus’ Gospel mission wherever they live, work, and play. (Luke 6:12-16, Romans 12:7-8, Acts 6:1-7)

Sustainability  The Holy Spirit sustains Jesus’ church and his servants. We will persistently seek the direction and renewal of the Holy Spirit individually and corporately so that we steward the resources God provides us well. (Ephesians 5:15-18, 2 Corinthians 4:16)

Multiplication  May we never be the last link in the chain of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. We will seek to remove our human barriers to the reproductive nature of the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 4:1-20, 2 Timothy 2:2)

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