Core Attitudes & Attributes and Beliefs

Read more about the principles that guide Church On The Rock

Committed

Committed team members are passionate about what they do and understand their impact on the lives of the people they are serving. They are committed to the ministry of Church on the Rock, their service areas, and their team members.

Matthew 25:22 His master said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.”

Confident

Confident team members understand the importance of their individual parts in the body of Christ. They believe they are equipped with the gifts, skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to do what they have been called to do.

1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

Team-Oriented

Team-oriented team members understand the big picture and the importance of having a team mindset versus an individual viewpoint. They willingly accept and support Church on the Rock’s team structure and follow the guidelines that are in place.

Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

People-Oriented

People-oriented team members focus on people first and not only the task. They serve with excellence and walk in the fruit of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Growing

Volunteers who are growing are committed to ongoing spiritual development. They invest in their growth by church attendance, Bible study, daily time with God, etc.

2 Peter 3:17-18 Be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men (who distort doctrine) and fall from your own steadfastness (of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith), but grow (spiritually mature) in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…

Proactive

Proactive volunteers anticipate needs, walk the extra mile, and are available and attentive to others. They are intentional about seeking out situations and circumstances in which they can be of assistance to a member or guest.

1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.

Christ-like

Christ-like volunteers honor God by living according to His word and by representing Him with Christ-likeness in their daily actions and interactions. They aim to live in a manner pleasing to God, not allowing their character to be corrupted or compromised.

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of (Christ to) the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and (recognize and honor and) glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Relational

Relational volunteers value “community.” They develop and maintain valuable relationships through service. They are willing to participate in team-building activities inside and outside of the church, and they embrace their ministry team as their Church on the Rock family.

Romans 15:5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Reproducing

Volunteers who reproduce an attitude of service attract and encourage others to a lifestyle of serving. They are shining examples of the joy and fulfillment of serving in ministry. Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

Exemplary

Exemplary volunteers understand their influence inside and outside of the church. They serve as models/examples to congregants by practicing the highest standard of excellence in every area of volunteer service. They adhere to the dress code for ministries and are properly groomed and modestly dressed when ministering to others.

1 Corinthians 10:31-33 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God – even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the son of God. He lived a sinless life among us. He offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all. He died on the cross and arose from the dead demonstrating his power over sin and death. He will return again to Earth and will reign forever.

The communion is an act of remembrance. The communion with bread and the fruit are symbolic of the body of the Lord.

Matthew 1:23, John 1:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 7:26, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 9:18

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides guidance, power for living and understanding of Spiritual truth.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is for every believer. The Spirit manifest for the purpose of meeting the needs of the people.

The Holy Spirit is part of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity to be God revealing Himself in three Divine Persons, yet perfectly one constituting one God and not three Gods.

Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 1 Corinthians 14:26-40 Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22, John 14:9, 16, John 17:3

Salvation

Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins at the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by confession of faith in his life, death and resurrection.

Christians confess salvation and believe through water baptism. The water baptism is for all believers and is by immersion. It symbolizes leaving our past behind and staring new life in Christ.

Luke 8:6, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-10, Isaiah 53:1-10, I Thessalonians 5:23 Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4-5, Colossians 2:12

Healing

Healing was provided to all believers through Christ’s work on the cross, and it is God’s will for us to be healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Acts 10:38, 1 Peter 2:24

Giving

We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and to spread the Gospel.

Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:10-11, Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42

The Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written under the the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is relevant to contemporary society, and carries power to impart faith in life.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

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