Our “cultural values are as follows:
- Bible-Loving: By this we intend that everything we do is led first and foremost by the scriptures. As we believe that the Old and New Testaments are the complete and authoritative word of God, we look to no other place as the final authority for God’s revelation in the pursuit of godliness and salvation issues.
- Intimacy-Led: Though the Bible is God’s complete revelation to mankind as a whole, we also believe that the Holy Spirit lives inside each believer to make that revelation personal and practical. Our desire is to spend time with the Lord daily, to hear His voice, to discover His heart, and then to go out and do whatever He tells us to do.
- Identity-Driven: As the people of God, called into new life by Jesus Christ, it is imperative that we learn who God says that we are and begin to live out this new identity. It is only by becoming who He calls us to be that we are able to accomplish the things He asks us to do.
- Revival-Longing: As we read the scriptures and Christian history, and see the many great moves of God which brought salvation to the lost and renewed holiness and power in the church, we cannot help by cry out, “do it again, Lord!” Revival is our hope for this generation, therfore we long for, pray for, and work for the day He sends another Great Awakening to the world.
- Empowerment-Focused: Our ministry aim is not that we would be the best preachers and ministers for the gospel, building a reputation for ourselves. Our highest calling is taken from Ephesians 4:12, “to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.” If our accomplishments don’t empower others to do the same work the Lord has called us to, then in the end, we have failed.
Understanding and living these things out is so important to our hearts, that this month, Sozo President and Missionary, Scott Ingram, has begun recording video teachings explaining each one a little more in depth. Here is the first video teaching, “The Heart of Intimacy.”