What We Value
My grandmother valued one set of her dishes so much that she only brought them out twice a year, once on Christmas, and once on Easter. After gently using them we would have to hand wash them, carefully dry them, and set them in a soft case with flat sponges between each dish. For someone who valued her dishes so much, she hardly ever used them.
At Freshwater we have six core-values that we use all the time. These values guide our decisions by helping us determine ministry priorities, funding, and human resources. Our core-values also make sure we continue to make progress by moving in the right direction. I don’t want our core-values to be something we break out every membership class then put away until we need them to help us find our way again.