"pivot points" of gbc

The 8 Core Values of Our Ministry

PEOPLE, TRANSFORMED by the Gospel into DISCIPLES, become RELEVANT and RESPECTFUL as they CONNECT to their church in order to carry out MINISTRY with EXCELLENCE.

  • PEOPLE / People Matter To God and To Us / 1 John 4:9 & 11

    We have been created in the image of God with infinite value, dignity and worth. We are committed to ministry that recognizes this.

    1 John 4:9 & 11 - In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

  • TRANSFORMED / Transformed By the Gospel / II Corinthians 5:17

    The new life is Christ is a positional standing and is to result in responsible living. Rather than keeping rules or following religious traditions, we should love and obey God's word.

    II Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

  • DISCIPLESHIP / Discipleship is Our Goal / Matthew 28:19-20

    Because of the Biblical mandate to make disciples, we desire that each person be afforded the opportunity to grow in their faith through the study of God's Word and the daily application of its principles.

    Matthew 28:19-20 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you...

  • RELEVANT / Relevant ministry / I Corinthians 9:22

    The Gospel message must be clear. We must be diligent to identify cultural issues and present Christ in a relevant way.

    I Corinthians 9:22 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

  • RESPECTFUL / Respectful of people / Galatians 6:2

    We understand the difficulties that life often brings. We desire to come along side hurting individuals with compassion, grace and mercy in order to gently help them grow.

    Galatians 6:2 - Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

  • CONNECT / Connect people to Grace / John 13:35

    God begins the healing process in our lives as we connect with a community of Christian friends. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of love and support where people can meet needs and have their needs met.

    John 13:35 - By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

  • MINISTRY / Ministry for every Christian / I Corinthians 12:7

    Every Christian has been designed by God for a specific area of ministry within the church. Our goal is to provide an outlet to find and fulfill this gift that God has given each of us.

    I Corinthians 12:7 - But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

  • EXCELLENCE / Excellence in all areas of ministry / Colossians 3:23-24

    Because God gave His best to us, we should actively strive to give back to Him our very best in worship and service.

    Colossians 3:23-24 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.