F.I.L.A.M

F – Faith In Christ

Value Statement: We are saved through faith through God’s grace and not by your own effort.

In acknowledgement of his grace, we will:

  1. Maintain a deep spiritual replationship with Christ through prayer and Bible study in preparation for divin translation.
  2. Show our love by praying for one another and bearing each other’s burden.
  3. Make bold plans for the future, recognizing that our faith rests in God’s resources and not our own.

I – Involvement in Missions

Value Statement: Our mission and calling is to build God’s kingdom.

To accomplish this, we will:

  1. Devote significant amounts of time, energy, and resources to reach the lost.
  2. Support missionary projects overseas through our offerings and/or personal mission project worldwide.
  3. Seek, identify, train, and equip people with leadership.
  4. Conduct need oriented evangelism through community involvement utilizing spiritual, medical, and social ministry.
  5. Encourage humility through selfless service.
  6. Give people and financial resources to help start new churches.

L – Love for God’s Word

Value Statement: The Bible, as the word of God is our supreme authority for faith, life, and ministry.

Recognizing this, we will:

  1. Promote the study of God’s word.
  2. Encourage regualr family worship.
  3. Commit Bible verses to memory.

A – Adoration

Value Statement: Our worship, a meeting between God and His people, should be inspirational and uplifting, attracting seekers and addressing their needs.

To accomplish this, we will practice a reverend form of worship by:

  1. Instilling in the mind, respect for the house of the Lord.
  2. Devote great care in the choice of music that will elevate the mind and touch the hearts.
  3. Approaching the Lord in simplicity and modesty in appearance; revealing Christ through meek and lowly spirit by abstaining from jewelry and adornment.
  4. Being faithful in tithes and offerings.
  5. Work within the organization framework of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; upholding and practicing the fundamental beliefs of the SDA Church which includes the Spirit of Prophecy writings of Ellen G. White.

M – Multiculturalism of Christ’s Body

Value Statement: Every human being is created in God’s image and reflects God’s glory and majesty.

To accomplish this, we will:

  1. Show sensitivity and respect towards cultural differences.
  2. Accept ethnic differences in a larger unity in the body of Christ.
  3. Strive to be culturally informed for the sake of reaching people for Christ, but not “culture-captives”, in the sense of surrendering SDA values, beliefs, and behavior.
  4. Promote cultural programs through social nights and other events.
  5. Establish a culturally-relevant outreach ministries.
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