Warrensville Road Community Baptist Church’s Core Values

 Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong.

Core Value Definition Biblical References
Bible Study Study of the Bible.
Spending intentional time studying the word of God, whether personal or group study.
2 Tim 2:15, 2 Tim 3:16, 1 Tim 4:13

Acts 14:11

Evangelism / Discipleship Evangelism is the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness.
Discipleship is modeling, embracing and assisting in spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Going beyond the walls of our church to meet the needs of others.
Matt 28:19-20, Mark 12:10, Romans 10:13-15,17
Faithful Service Having faith. Remaining true, constant, or loyal in service to the Lord.
Being available, reliable, and steadfast to carry out God’s mission to the end. We require faithfulness in the delivery of our assignment of Him who has appointed us. God has specific work for each us to do. He created us for good work in the work of the church.
2 Tim 2:3, 1 Cor 4:2, Galatians 5:22
Giving / Tithing Giving one tenth of one’s produce or earnings.
Giving can be done spiritually or physically. Giving one tenth of one’s talent, time treasure, and truth.
2 Cor 1:3-7

Malachi 3:10

Intercessory Prayer Holy, believing, persevering prayer whereby someone pleads with God on behalf of another or others who desperately need God’s intervention.
Prayer for someone else and interceding for a particular need.
Luke 23:34, Exodus 32:9-14, Matt 6:9-13, Job 42:8, Ps 90
Missions Being sent by a church into an area to carry out evangelism or other activities, such as educational or hospital work.
Meeting the needs of others.
Matt 25:35-36, 40
Sacerdotal Duties Holy and religious responsibilities such as Holy Communion and Baptism. Luke 22:19-20 Matt 28:19-20

1 Cor 11:26

Servant Leadership Leadership philosophy built on the belief that the most effective leaders strive to serve others, rather than accrue power or take control.
Serving, ministering to the needs of the constituents, and overseeing the flock. A servant leader displays accountability, responsibility, humility and leads by example.
Mark 10:42-45, Matt 20:28, 1 Peter 5:1-3, Mark 10:35, Eph 6:6, Phil 2:3,
Serving the Poor and Disenfranchised Serving those in need.
Demonstrating a purposeful outpouring of compassion toward the “least of these” by meeting others at their point of need.  Continually seeking opportunities to serve.
2 Cor 6:3-4, Matt 25:34-40
Warm Fellowship Friendly association, especially with people who share one’s interests.
Interacting with others to make them feel loved, accepted, important. Demonstrates sincere friendship, is devoted, encourages others, models sincere warmth.  Strong part of a support system.
2 Cor 6:6, Acts 2:42-47, 1 John 1:7
Well Mobilized Lay Ministry Lay ministry is a term used for members of faiths and Christian denominations who are not full-time paid clergy, or not ordained clergy, but who perform the same or similar function.
Ensuring the lay people feel essential and valued. Be more inclusive with ministry. Encourage the members to participate in ministry work.
Exodus 4:11-17, John 4:1-42 (Samaritan woman)
Worship The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God.
Acknowledging God for who he is. All done to grow in our spiritual relationship with Him.
John 4:24

Developed 2019