What are Core Values?
Core Values and Beliefs describe what God says are the most important priorities of our existence as a church and as individuals. They are God’s Top Priorities! Core values help us make ministry plans as a church and everyday decisions as individuals.
Core Value #1 – Make Christ Known to our Neighbors and Nations
What your testimony can do?
1. Stir up a desire in others to know God.
Your testimony has the power to stir up a desire in the heart of people to want to know God. Jesus stirred the heart of the woman at the well when He explained that He could give her living water, John 4:10.
2. Cause people to examine their life.
Our testimony has the power to cause people to examine their own life. It’s human nature to relate what you hear to yourself.
3. Reveal the presence of the Lord.
Our testimony has the power to reveal the presence of the Lord. They see God’s presence in us. As we share the power of God in our life it will cause people to want God’s power in their life.
4. Prepare hearts to hear the Gospel.
Our testimony has the power to prepare people to hear the Gospel. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” Matthew 5:16. Gods Word is His Light. Your word is your light.
How do I share my testimony?
1. My life before receiving Christ.
2. How I became a Christian.
3. What Jesus means to me now that I m a Christian.
Write out a few notes to help you share your testimony in 3 minutes or less. I shared this “how to share your testimony” on Sunday. On Monday, one of our members took the opportunity to share his testimony with a co-worker. That same afternoon the co-worker came back and said, “I want what you have. Would you please pray with me and help me receive the Lord as my Savior.” We can say with the blind man, “Once I was blind, now I see! Jesus made me see! Once I was burdened and guilty with sin. Jesus forgave my sins!”
Sharing your testimony WORKS!