Verve Values 1: Glory TO God

I mentioned awhile back that at Verve we recently went through a long process of naming our values. We felt very certain about our values – what it is that impassion and guide our decisions and makes us distinctive from other churches – but we wanted to give them words. Clarifying a church’s values bring unity, provide momentum, and help future generations understand and stay true to the original vision of the church.

We named five values, and I thought I’d share them over the next weeks. If you’re from Verve, you’ll recognize these values because we live them out everyday. If you’re a pastor from another church, hopefully reading our values will help you to think about your church’s values.

Our first value is: 

Glory TO God 

  • We live and do ministry with humility, knowing that God is the star of the story.
The whole point of our existence is to glorify God. But it’s so easy to live in a way that glorifies ourselves. That’s easy for churches and pastors as well. When we make it seem like we’re the one’s who should be famous, when we inflate our numbers, when we act like we’re the point. But God is the author and star of the story, and at Verve we want to keep it that way.

Values are one side of the “Vision Frame” – a brilliant, clarifying tool from Auxano. If you want amazing coaching on discovering your values (as well as your mission, strategy and measures) get into an Auxano co-lab!