Our Family Values
These are the attitudes of our heart as we learn to love and serve with each other in the StoneWater Family.
1. Put the goals and interests of others above my own.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”- Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)
“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.” – John 13:34-35 (ESV)
2. Live an honest and open life before others.
“Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.”-Ephesians 4:25 (ESV)
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” -1 John 1:7 (ESV)
3. Give and receive scriptural correction.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” –Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” -Hebrews 3:13 (ESV)
4. Clear up relationships.
“So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” –Matthew 5:23-24 (ESV)
“…bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” -Colossians 3:13 (ESV)
5. Participate in ministry.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:” –1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)
“…from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” –Ephesians 4:16 (ESV)
6. Support the work financially.
“On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.” –1 Corinthians 16:2 (ESV)
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. “-2 Corinthians 9:6-7
7. Follow spiritual leadership within Scriptural limits.
“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” –Hebrews 13:17
“Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:5-7