Our Core Values
Our core values are the result of a lot of reflection about what makes our church distinctive. Every church is made up of a mix of ingredients from its people, history, context and cultures. All this comes together to become the things we value. Why we do what we do.
What are the base motivations and inspirations for how we live and act as a church, as a community of faith, calling others towards God? What values are key to us? Therefore, what do we want to replicate as we seek to further God’s kingdom, through words, works and wonders?
Our Core Values were put together over a process of 2 years by a sizeable group of leaders of St Thomas’ Philadelphia, King’s Centre and City:Base, both staff and voluntary, both working at the centre and ministering in the city in Missional Communities.
What is distinctive through all our Core Values?
What do we do now we’ve established our Core Values?
We aim to replicate them in most things we do! Core Values are like DNA - the common thread and building-blocks that make up how together we ‘seek first the kingdom’. Being aware of our values should shape our behaviour as a church—from the biggest to the smallest matters, confident that these values are biblically rooted. We should aim to copy these values and to measure what we already do against them.