A church’s values will direct the kind of strategic direction it considers or rejects. When values and beliefs are deeply ingrained and widely shared by the pastors, leadership, staff and members, they become a way of life within the church and they mold church strategy.
The following are the God inspired values of The Upper Room Assembly:
•Biblical Authority – God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.
•Prayer – We believe in the power of prayer, and it makes a critical difference in all we attempt to achieve. We are to be a house of prayer for all nations.
•Worship – Worship is to be pursued in every facet of our lives as we consider how all-encompassing the gospel is to us. It is nurtured through the gathering of God’s people in a corporate service – primarily weekend worship services, but is continued throughout the week.
•Intentional Evangelism – God’s message of forgiveness through Christ is most effectively conveyed when we make it a passion and a priority in our life.
•Family Ministries – We believe there is nothing more important than strong, united families.
•Community – Accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers.
•Strategic Service – Our spiritual gifts have maximum impact when exercised in support of our strategy.
•Leadership Development – We are responsible to pass along to others the knowledge, skills, and opportunities that have been entrusted to us. •Excellence – We believe excellence honors God and inspires greatness