I’m a firm believer that defining your core values is a foundational strategic necessity for any church or organization. I’ve already discussed this in-depth in my Core Value series. That said, I thought it’d be cool to share the core values that Elevation Church has defined for themselves. These have got to be some of the most unique, well written, values I’ve ever seen. They are interesting, inspiring and instructive. When I read them, I find myself pulled towards them and that church. It makes me want to learn more about them.
Understand, I’m not suggesting you copy these values and make them your own. I do suggest you develop your own values and consider modeling the style of how you write and communicate them after Elevation. Enjoy.
Elevation Church Core Values
- We Are Known For What We Are For
We will speak vision and life over our people. We will lift up the salvation of Jesus rather than using our platform to condemn.
- We Will Not Take This For Granted
What we are experiencing is not normal. This is the highest calling, and we will remain grateful for God’s hand of favor.
- We Are All About The Numbers
Tracking metrics measures effectiveness. We unapologetically set goals and measure progress through all available quantitative means.
- We Act In Audacious Faith
In order to dominate a city with the gospel of Jesus, we can’t think small. We will set impossible goals, take bold steps of faith and watch God move.
- We Need Your Seat
We will not cater to personal preference in our mission to reach this city. We are more concerned with the people we are trying to reach than the people we are trying to keep.
- We Are United Under One Vision
Elevation is built on the vision God gave us. We will aggressively defend our unity
and that vision.
- We Dress For The Wedding
We will continually increase our capacity by structuring for where we want to go. Not where we are. We will remain on the edge of our momentum by overreacting to harness strategic momentum initiatives.
- We Are A Generation Of Honor
We freely give honor to those above us, beside us and under us because of the calling and potential God has placed inside of them.
- We Are Ruth’s Chris, Not Golden Corral
Simplicity enables excellence. We place a disproportionate value on creating a worship experience that boldly celebrates Jesus and attracts people far from God.
- We Lead The Way In Generosity
Our staff and church will go above and beyond to give sacrificially to the work of God
in our city.
- We Think Inside The Box
We will embrace our limitations. They will inspire our greatest creativity and innovation.
- We Eat The Fish And Leave The Bones
We will always maintain a posture of learning. We seek to learn from everyone and incorporate a variety of influences into our methodology.