A discernment exercise from an EFCA Church in NW Minnesota that is about one hour away from Grand Forks, North Dakota. This is about the Core Values of Hope Evangelical Free in Fertile. Is this healthy or does this problems? Or is this contain little concerns?
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“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
Edward De Bono
“To live is to think.”
That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
Acts 17: 10-12 NLT
We are going to look at a small EFCA church in NW Minnesota. Its actually not far from the Northern Plains District which encounters two churches in Minnesota, North Dakota, northern South Dakota and one church in Eastern Montana. The nearest large community to Fertile is Grand Forks, North Dakota. Moorhead is a little farther south. Hope Evangelical Free is led by Dennis W. Wadsworth Jr. They have their core values on their webpage. Please look it over and ask yourself. Is this a healthy place? Does it have concerns? Now please know that not every church that I will post up here will be bad. There are good ones and bad ones that have issues. Examples of that are churches like South City Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Taft Avenue Community Church in Orange, California; or Del Rey Church at Playa del Rey, California. So I just want to state that as I write about some of these churches. So give a look at the Core Values which I have listed below and let me know your thoughts. Have a great day!
1. The Bible is inerrant and the authority
for our lives.
2. We are dependant upon God for all
3. In a personal relationship with Jesus
4. Prayer is the foundation in our
relationship with God.
5. That we honor God in our worship.
6. That obedience to God is central to
our growth in Christ.
7. Relationships with other people are
built in Christ.