OUR VALUES at Cleora Community Church
At Cleora Community Church, we believe it is of utmost importance that the values the church leadership conveys to the congregation and our community must be properly aligned and driven by scripture. Below, you will find a listing of what we consider our core values as a church and the scriptures that support each value.
Saving the Lost
19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Acts 1:8 8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
I Corinthians 9:22
22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
Serving the Body
16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
I Peter 4:10
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Studying the Bible
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 3:16,17
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Standing on Holiness
1 Thessalonians 4:7
7 For God did not call us to be impure but to live a holy life.
1 Peter 1:15-16
15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy because I am holy.”
2 Thessalonians 2:15 15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
Sharing our Resources
32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.
13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Seeking God’s Presence
2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
6 And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Strengthening by Organization
1 Corinthians 14:26
26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
1 Corinthians 14:33
33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.
5 For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.
Sending to Missions
37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
14 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? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”