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Core Values

Core Values of Christar Canada

The Body of Christ

We value the importance of the Church in its diverse expressions.

  • We are all commissioned by sending churches.
  • We are strongly committed to working together as teams.
  • We reflect the body of Christ as we function in multi-gifted teams.
  • We especially seek to plant reproducing, indigenous churches among the least-reached.
  • We maintain a partnership with sending and supporting churches.
  • We appreciate the diverse ethnic backgrounds within the body of Christ and the contributions that result from ministering together.
  • We are committed to partnering with like-minded individuals, churches and organizations in planting churches among the least-reached.

Effectiveness

We value the equipping of workers to minister fruitfully.

  • We thoroughly prepare ourselves for ministry, especially in biblical education.
  • We encourage an atmosphere of lifelong learning.
  • We provide what is needed to enhance ministry: strategic ministry teams, ministry coordinators, partnerships and logistical support.
  • We emphasize the importance of learning the language of the people to whom we minister.
  • We maintain financial stability and an administrative structure that is conducive to effective ministry on the field.
  • We provide personal accountability for accomplishing ministry goals.
  • We nurture mutual trust, faithfulness and cooperation in all areas of our work.
  • We persist in seeing the work through to completion.

Godliness

We value a growing love for God, a humble dependence upon His Word and a serious commitment to prayer.

  • We strive to bring glory to God in all that we do, say and think.
  • We commit every aspect of our lives and ministries to God in prayer.
  • We willingly deny self and suffer loss.
  • We are committed to moral purity.
  • We study Scripture in order to understand God and His purposes for our lives and ministries.
  • We are committed to sound biblical doctrine.
  • We insist upon the highest levels of integrity and accountability throughout our organization.

Personal Development

We value our people as individuals, families and teams.

  • We take a holistic approach to enhance each member’s emotional, physical, spiritual and relational well-being.
  • We offer access to qualified caregivers who can provide help that is both appropriate and adequately suited to the needs of our members.
  • We consider the preferences and needs of each family.
  • We seek to follow the Lord’s command to love and forgive one another.

Creativity

We value innovation in ministry.

  • We make use of the variety of gifts that our members possess.
  • We view the needs of people as opportunities for ministry.
  • We make field-based ministry decisions.
  • We encourage our people to initiate new ministries.