These foundational values drive ministry at Springhill.
The Bible contains the foundational truths for all God wants the church to be. The Bible is to be faithfully preached and followed. While all aspects of ministry may not be outlined within the Bible and great freedom exists for creativity, no aspect of ministry or structure can stand in opposition to the clear teachings of God’s word.
The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. The church must not proclaim a gospel of morality, but a gospel of grace based on the cross. Every aspect of ministry inside and outside church gatherings must be centered on the gospel.
Making disciples is about bringing people to Christ and maturing them in Christ; thus, every ministry endeavor will be designed to help people grow spiritually in one or more of these ways: coming closer to choosing Christ, choosing Christ, or growing in Christ.
Culture is ever changing and the church’s approach to reaching people must adjust accordingly without compromising truth. While the church’s mission remains the same, the means through which that mission is carried out will adjust based on what is biblical, relevant, and effective
Community is a constantly changing concept. In the past, one’s community was usually where they lived; however, that is no longer the case. Communities now are online, in work places, through sports programs, and neighborhoods. The church must be intentional about engaging these communities outside ministry gathering times. The church must be equipped, challenged, and freed to engage their community.
The relationships that stand through life’s storm are those that have an authentic core. Authenticity is critical in developing relationships, leaders, and reaching the lost, disenfranchised, and hurting. Church should deal with real issues and demonstrate that everyone is still desperately in need of Christ and his grace while extending that grace to others.
Churches often become way too complicated. Simplicity means that church should be simple in its message, structure, and systems. If these three areas become complicated, the mission will get bogged down and eventually become lost in programs.
The unreached are those who are unchurched, dechurched, or lost. The church must be committed to reaching these disconnected souls with the truth of the good news of Jesus when gathered together and when sent out. Every aspect of church life should take these groups into consideration.
Excellence means that the church seeks to do everything to the glory of God. The church will strive to create excellent strategies, systems, structures, environments, messages, programming, etc. From the vacuuming of the buildings to serving on foreign soil, the church will carry out the mission of making disciples with excellence.
Multiplying Servant Leadership
Leaders in God’s kingdom are called to develop other servant leaders. This involves challenging and equipping church members to develop servant leaders who are then committed to serving others.