Values

One of the most important questions that any local church can ask itself is: Who are we? In other words, what do we value as a local body of believers? The question of core values is exceedingly important because core values determine a church’s thrust, and direction, or lack of the same.

A church’s core values may be selfish, sinful, and harmful to the church’s continued existence, or they can be biblical, positive, and pro-active. Core values influence a church’s decision making, problem solving, risk-taking, task setting, team building, and the allocation of time, personal finances, and resources.

Therefore, the leadership of Battle Ground Bible Church has identified and highlighted eight core values that drive everything that our local body does and aspires to. We call these core values “The Pillars of Our Ministry.”

TRUTH  we are devoted to proclaiming the truth with boldness (2 Tim.4:2).

EXALTATION  we are devoted to magnifying and exalting Jesus Christ thought the praise and prayer of the gathered body (Eph.5:18-19; John 14:13).

DISCIPLESHIP  we are devoted to discipleship that changes lives (Mt.28:19-20;Eph.4:22-24; Col.3:1-17).

RELATIONSHIPS  we are devoted to accountable relationships that unify the body of Christ (Gal.5:13-14; Eph.4:1-3; Phil.2:1-5; Heb.10:24-25).

MINISTRY  we are devoted to making every member a minister (Rom.12:6; 1 Cor.12:7).

LEADERSHIP  we are devoted to developing broad godly leadership (Eph.4:11-12).

OUTREACH  we are devoted to impacting our community and the world through gospel outreach (Mt.28:19-20; Acts 1:8).

REPLICATION  we are devoted to replicating like-minded sister churches.

These are “The Pillars of Our Ministry.” Battle Ground Bible Church believes that every created being has been made to worship and exalt its Creator. And so in light of that truth, we as a local body are devoted to Building a Community of Worshipers with a Passion for God and Compassion for People in Our Community and around the World.