The Live Global Core Values
These values are the core of what makes Live Global who we are. They are not just values we strive to do in our work, but characteristics we live in every part of our life.
We understand these values cannot be produced by sheer willpower, but are fruit of the Gospel - which is the foundation for everything we do.
We approach our work with an openness expressed in a desire to listen, learn and understand.
James 1:19 - Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
We intentionally hold plans, details, and preferences loosely to allow the Holy Spirit to take the lead in circumstances and we respond by adapting.
1 Cor 9:22-23 - To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
We purposefully pay attention to the needs and perspectives of others to orient our serving in a Christlike manner.
Phil 2:3-4 - Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Trust and Respect
We choose to treat one another with honor based on mutual trust.
1 Peter 2:17 - Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Encouraging and Grace-filled Interactions
We seek to uplift one another by offering grace in the way we relate.
1 Peter 3:8-9 - Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Forgiveness and Reconciliation (Commitment to Resolving Conflict)
We take steps to exercise forgiveness in order to seek resolution of misunderstandings or offenses.
1 Peter 4:8-9 - Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
We pursue varied opportunities to move forward innovatively in Gospel focused effort.
1 Cor 12:4-6 - Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
We come together in cooperative work to make the most of opportunities to glorify God.
1 Peter 4:10 - As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:
We practice truthfulness and honesty in our dealings with one another and with the community of believers globally, both in private and publicly.
2 Peter 3:14 - Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
Compassionate and Holistic Engagement
We serve in a tender-hearted manner in ministries responsive to spiritual, physical, and emotional needs.
James 1:27 - Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Open-handedness (with Life, Time, and Possessions)
We look for ways to glorify God through giving all types of resources He has entrusted to us.
1 John 3:17-18 - But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
A Gracious and Thankful Spirit
We exercise gratitude through actively acknowledging God’s goodness received through His people.
Heb 13:15-16 - Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.