Who I Sense God The Spirit Is Making Me Into…

Motto: “Inspire Hope!”

Personal Philosophy

I want everything I say, think, and do, to make a positive difference in the world, therefore I commit to live in such a way that I inspire hope in others.

Mission Statement

My mission is to teach, lead, and model what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, living out of the abundance of God’s grace.

Legacy Statement

Life on earth is finite and it should not be wasted in pursuit of the ordinary. When my earthly life has ended and my family and friends consider my contributions to the world, I want my legacy to be:

• Intimacy with our Triune God
• A loving family
• Good humor
• Kindness toward all people

Code of Ethics

(not rules, regulations, expectations, or obligations – but rather what I sense is the God/The Spirit’s -inspired direction for my life. 

My aim in life if to always…

Love Passionately – It is my best opportunity to influence the world and fulfill my legacy.

Lead Courageously – It allows me to move beyond my comfort zone.

Live Optimistically – It allows me to overcome difficulties and leads others to do likewise.

Learn Daily – It will enable me to work more effectively and prevent mediocrity.

Labor Effectively – It will insure both high quality and plentiful productively from my work.

Listen Attentively – It allows me to lead, learn from, and love others.

Speak Honestly – It will prevent confusion and project credibility.

Play Joyfully – It will insure that I do not take myself too seriously.

Core Values

Love –  Love is an action word of tremendous power that can change the world, so I freely share it with everyone without reservation or conditions.

Integrity –  I will maintain the commitment to always aim at doing what is right.

Health –  Since good health benefits everything else in my life, I will eat a proper diet, exercise regularly, and make adequate time for rest and relaxation.

Self Development –  Since the world is changing at a rapid pace, I must continually take advantage of opportunities for personal development.

Humility –  I will model the attitude of Jesus who lived as a servant-leader, rather than an empire builder.

Patience –  I will not try to make people grow or change, but will work under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to create an environment where growth and change can flourish in their and God’s good timing.

Grace Orientation –  I treat others with the same abundant love, acceptance, and inclusion with which God has treated me.

Intimacy With God –  I chose to respond to God’s invitation to be in relationship over simply being religious.

Biblical Authority –  I study the Bible as a love letter from God that can bring transformation, not as a sourcebook for religious information.

Teamwork –  I seek to be a part of Spirit-led ministry teams.

Dependence on God –  I take risks and act with courageous faith.

Outreach –  I continually seek the best and most relevant methods for connection the world with the Gospel of grace.

Worship –  I participate in worship that aims to honor God through expressions of gratitude and praise.


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