Our Values – What we Treasure as a Church

 

Every local church and ministry has different “Values” they consider to be high in importance, priority, worth, merit, and significance. God calls different churches and ministries to serve Him in specific ways. This brings diversity and beauty to the Body of Christ. All churches and ministries are not called to be the same or do the same things for Christ. Therefore, what a church or ministry values will be different and diverse depending upon the specific and unique calling God places upon them and their leadership.  

 

The 10 Values of The Tab

 

Value #1: The PRESENCE of God.

 

The Lord said to Moses, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Then Moses said to God, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the Earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:14-17

 

“You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” Psalm 16:11

 

“Do not cast me from your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me.” Psalm 51:11

 

Value #2: The POWER of God.

 

“At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw Heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove.” Mark 1:9-10

 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19

 

“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him.” Acts 10:38

 

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” Acts 1:8

 

“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

 

Value #3: The PEOPLE of God.

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17

 

“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him.” Acts 10:38

 

“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the Kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” Matthew 9:35

 

“Jesus called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness…As you go, Jesus said, ‘preach this message: The Kingdom of Heaven is near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received freely give.’ Matthew 10:1, 7-8

 

Value #4: The PRAYER to God.

 

“If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

 

“Call unto me and I will show and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks received; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10

 

“You do not have because you do not ask God.” James 4:2

 

Value #5: The PROSPERITY of God.

 

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

“The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered.” Genesis 39:2

 

“Beloved, I wish and desire above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2

 

“It pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number.” Deuteronomy 28:63

 

“Let the Lord be praised, magnified, and exalted for He takes great delight in the prosperity of His servants.” Psalm 35:27

 

“I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

 

“Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to produce wealth, and so confirms His Covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” Deuteronomy 8:18

 

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all His commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on Earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:1-2 (For a full description of God’s Blessing read Deuteronomy 28:1-14)

 

“Carefully follow the terms of this Covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.” Deuteronomy 29:9

 

“I tell you the truth no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields – and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10: 29-30

 

“Beloved, I wish and desire above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” 3 John 2

 

Value #6: The WORD of God.

 

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the child of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16

 

“Man doesn’t live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

 

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

 

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105

 

Value #7: The WORSHIP of God.

 

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord: let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-2

 

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture the flock under His care.” Psalm 95:6-7

 

“Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the Earth.” Psalm 96:9

 

“Let us give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men. Let us exalt Him in the assembly of the people and praise Him in the council of the elders.” Psalm 107:31-32

 

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and Praise His Name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100

 

“God’s worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

 

Value #8: WITNESSING for God.

 

“All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

 

Jesus said to the disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my Name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into Heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His Word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16:15-20

 

“Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:13-15

 

“This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:3-5

 

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes unto the Father except through me.” John 14:6

 

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38

 

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.” Acts 1:8

 

“Whoever stands firm to the end will be saved. And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:13-14

 

Value #9: The GIFTS of God.

 

“Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed or ignorant…There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as He determines.” 1 Corinthians 12:1, -11

 

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a person’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8

 

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11

 

“It was Christ who gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13

 

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Peter 2:9-10

 

Value #10: GIVING to God.

 

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 9-10

 

“Bring the whole tithe in to the storehouse, that there may be food in my House. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of Heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough to contain it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the Lord Almighty. Malachi 3:10-11

 

“A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 27:30