The application of our values and beliefs are expressed through:
Inclusion—Christ died for all so that he may save all. “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.’” Rom. 10:12-13
Exploration—Together we will find answers or we will search new methods. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matt 7:7
Innovation—We will use all of the gifts and abilities available to us to be effective in ministering to a diverse community. Paul challenged his mentee, Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:6 to,“…stir up the gift of God which is in you…”
Preparation—We’ve been given all we need for success, but only accidents just happen. Matthew 25:20 “Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.”
Implementation—All programming should be timely and run well. In speaking of precision in planning 2 Chronicles 8:16 says, “Now all the work of Solomon was well-ordered from the day of the foundation of the house of the Lord until it was finished.”
Communication—Campus Ministries programs and projects should be well advertised. Audiences are not assumed they are created. Luke 10:1 says, “…The Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place He Himself was about to go.” Marketing is an integral part of effective ministry.
Evaluation—Assessment is an integral part of effective ministry. Jesus evaluated the progress of His ministry with His disciples. He asked them in Matthew 16:13, “Who do men say that I the Son of Man, am?” We should always evaluate our activities to ensure that we are reaching our objectives.1