Core Values

GOD’S PRESENCE CHANGES LIVES
Am I experiencing the awe of God’s presence?

Experiencing the life-changing presence of God means we are practicing awareness, acknowledgement, and alignment to the present work of the Holy Spirit. We will pursue God’s presence through practicing spiritual disciplines, gathering with the church, and following the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 145; Isaiah 55:1-2; Mark 8:36; John 2:3-6, 4:23, 5:19, 10:27-28, 14:31; Acts 2:43; Revelation 3:20


LIFE IS BETTER TOGETHER
Am I pursuing authentic, life-giving relationships?

We were not made to live in isolation. We reach our highest potential when people from different races, backgrounds, and generations come together to advance the mission of Jesus. We will build a stronger community by pursuing love, belonging, mutual respect, and grace-giving. Community is best developed within the context of a small group; therefore, we will encourage everyone at Kingwood to join a group or team.

Matthew 22:37-40; John 17; Acts 2:44; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Ephesians 4:16; Revelation 7:9


GOD GIFTED YOU TO GROW YOU
Am I using my gifts to advance God’s mission?

Using our God-given gifts to serve the church and to advance God’s mission in the world is the key to spiritual growth. We will pursue spiritual growth through identifying, developing, and using our gifts to advance Christ’s mission in a spirit of servanthood.

Matthew 28:19-20; John 15:8; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:10


CHANGED PEOPLE CHANGE THE WORLD
Am I helping other people find the life change that I found?

God only has one plan to change the world, and it is to work through people whose lives have already been changed by a relationship with Jesus. We will use every available resource to reach people who don’t know Jesus. This means we will use events, technology, church planting, stories, construction, prayer, relationships, sending missionaries, sending missions teams, giving, and anything else we can think of to see people’s lives changed.

Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:17; Luke 24:49; John 14:6; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; 2 Corinthians 4:4


WHEN LEADERS GROW EVERYONE GROWS
How am I growing as a leader, and how am I growing the leaders around me?

When Jesus changed the world, He started with twelve leaders.  His vision was to impact many by deeply growing a few. Growing leaders is critical to the work of God because without growth, we have no future. We will intentionally invest in the character development, spiritual growth, ministry training, and equipping ability of leaders for the sake of Christ’s mission.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27; 1 Timothy 4:16


WHAT WE BELIEVE

As a part of the Assemblies of God fellowship (www.ag.org), we are committed to a set of fundamental biblical truths. Perhaps a better context for you to understand what we believe is to see those beliefs filtered through a set of core values.  These values are the non-negotiable life principles to which we are committed both individually and as a church family.  We express the core values above in everything that we do.