The Core Values of the Vincennes Free Methodist Church

 These six core values form the foundation upon which we perform our work and worship; the basis for optimal behavior; the criteria by which we clarify our mission and vision; our foremost guide in the arena of critical decision-making.

1. Passionate Worship

Heartfelt participation in anointed corporate worship; including prayer, sacraments, testimonies, preaching and teaching God’s Word and ministry of music.
(Matt. 22:34-37; Deu. 6:4-7; Heb. 10:23-25)

 

2. Healthy Community

Faithful pursuit of healthy relationships in environments of grace that result in people who do life together through spiritual disciplines, mutual encouragement, service, and a commitment to speak the truth to one another in love; impacting our world for positive good.
(1 John 4:7-11; Matt. 5:13-16; 1 Pet. 1:13-16; Acts 2:42-46; Eph. 4:15)
 

3. Intentional Outreach

Participation of God’s people in personal and corporate acts of reaching out in love, including prayer, compassion and generous resources toward assisting and empowering people outside the walls of of our local church, both locally and globally.
(Mark 1:15; 10:45; Luke 4:17-21; John 3:16-17; Acts 4:11-12)
 

4. Contagious Spirituality

Reaching and teaching men and women and boys and girls to believe as Jesus believed, live as Jesus lived, love as Jesus loved, serve as Jesus served and lead as Jesus led, especially through small groups/disciple-making avenues.
(Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 6:40; 1 Tim. 2:1-2)
 

5. Biblical Authority

Preaching and teaching God’s Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, leading to vigorous application of Scriptures in daily living.
(John 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12)
 

6. Wholehearted Service

Generous giving of our time, talents and treasures in a way that honors God and inspires other people. Through wholehearted service, we help God’s people discover and use their unique passions, personalities and skill sets toward the betterment of others, especially to the poor and disenfranchised.
(Matt. 25:14-29; Col. 3:23-24; 1 John 3:18)