In Summit #2 we collected a lot of input regarding KHC’s core values update. Since then we have gone through several iterations by the Transition Team, Staff, and other leaders. The elders will have the final say on all communication related to values, mission, vision, and doctrine — yet they are appreciative of everyone’s input!
We will use this version for Summit #3 where we will consider mission and vision. There are two duplicate sessions: Sunday (4/17) 4-6:30pm (with childcare) and Monday (4/18) 6:30-9pm (no childcare). You can register here.
KHC Core Values – Update *
Core values bring clarity to the things that matter most at KHC.
1. CULTIVATING a passionate relationship with God by enjoying God, being satisfied in God, and treasuring Jesus Christ as gain above all else.
That we were created to enjoy God now and for all eternity is a life-altering discovery. We enjoy God through accurately and intimately knowing God in both private and public settings. Privately, we seek to know and enjoy God through personal devotion, reflection, prayer, and study. Publicly, we seek to know and enjoy God in weekend worship services where we experience God afresh in profound and participative ways that enrich our souls through worship, which includes singing, prayer, giving tithes and offerings to God, reading and teaching the Bible, and being refreshed by the gospel’s redeeming grace.
Psalm 16:11, 37:4, 42:1, 73:25, 95:6-7, 99:5; Nehemiah 8:10; Romans 5:5; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 10:25, 12:2; 1 John 1:3-4
2. PROCLAIMING to all people the good news of reconciliation with God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The ultimate good news is found in the gospel, which is based solely on what God has done for us, not what we do for God. God has reconciled us through the sacrificial love of Jesus that was accomplished by His death and confirmed by His resurrection. We never outgrow our need for the gospel because it not only saves us, but also sanctifies us through the active presence and power of the Holy Spirit. With this in mind, KHC has adopted a “gospel-centered” focus where we seek to identify and proclaim the good news of the gospel in all our teaching and preaching of God’s word. Additionally, we seek to equip every believer to share the good news of the gospel with others in timely and effective ways. We also seek to train and release people into vocational ministry both locally and globally.
Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 16:15; Luke 10:1-12, 24:46-47; John 3:16, 20:21; Acts 1:8, 28:28; Romans 10:15; Colossians 1:23-29; Ephesians 4:11-16
3. BUILDING a strong church family that meets consistently in various small group settings to “do life” together with one another.
The gospel saves us into God’s family. KHC is one expression of God’s global family. Because the gospel changes our heart, identity, and motivation, we will relinquish our tendency to isolate in order to pursue a deep and authentic sharing of ourselves. We do this through meeting together in small (and mid-size) group settings to laugh and cry together, pray together, study the Bible together, eat together, and serve together. As we grow in gospel grace (discipleship), we will learn to trust God and one another in new ways, becoming quick to repent, forgive, and reconcile. Whenever possible, we desire to do things through organic community and lay ministry rather than through staff-led programs.
Psalm 133:1; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47, 4:32; Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:3, 16; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Peter 3:8
4. REACHING out to the poor, lost, sick, broken-hearted, and marginalized in the South Bay and beyond with active love, care, and service.
Reaching out is one of the most biblical of values. The Bible records God continually reaching out to and pursuing a fractured humanity. Ultimately, God sent us His Son, Jesus, to restore and reconcile us to God. When our heart is awakened to this new reality we are compelled to share our time, energy, and resources with others in grateful response to God’s persistent mercy and compassion. At KHC we have a rich history of reaching out beyond ourselves, partnering with several local, national, and international organizations.
Deuteronomy 7:7-8; Psalm 18:16, 23:6, 139; Matthew 5:14-16, 25:40; Luke 4:18-19, 14:13; Galatians 4:4-7; Philippians 2:3; 1 John 4:19
* Our current thinking is that on the website, only the first portion of each core value will be seen. When someone clicks on the link the larger paragraph + verses will be displayed.