Each organization has its “fundamentals.”
After you boil it down, it’s really what that group believes and is all about. It’s what you can’t live without.
At CE National, we have boiled it down to eight areas that explain us – our purpose, our focus and our ministry.
The CE National Board of Directors adopted these Core Values in May of 2004 to communicate our passion for Christ, His people, and the world. Together we can make a difference for the cause of Christ in a world that needs to know him in a personal, intimate way. These Core Values keep us focused on that essential goal.
We believe Jesus is the Son of God. Fully God, He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He gave His life on the cross to be a substitute for our punishment and provides salvation to all who believe. He arose bodily from the dead. He is the only way to Heaven. (Acts 4:12; John 4:6; Acts 10:42-43)
We believe the Bible is God-breathed, without error and is the authority by which believers are to live. (1 Peter 1:24-25; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; Acts 20:27)
The Local Church
God’s program for today is the local church. We want to support and encourage the church by providing resources, assistance, and training. Our primary focus is the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. (Ephesians 5:25-27; Ephesians 3:10; Matthew 16:18)
It should be the norm for each believer to reach non-believers for Christ. God has called Christians to leave their “comfort zones” to reach the lost. (Philemon 6; Luke 10:1-17; Matthew 28: 19-20)
Each believer should have a lifelong commitment to grow spiritually, to mature in Bible knowledge and application, and to invest in training others. (Hebrews 10:23-24; Colossians 1:10-12)
Leaders Who Equip
Equipping for ministry-readiness is not effective if limited to a pulpit or classroom, but is best demonstrated, modeled and caught. (Luke 6:40; Ephesians 4:12; Hebrews 11:7-10)
Believers should serve as advocates for the “overlooked” and represent their causes. The overlooked often include such groups as children, youth, the poor, the unborn, prisoners, widows, seniors, and the homeless. (James 1:27; Matthew 18: 12-14; John 4:35)
One must constantly evaluate the culture he is trying to reach. While biblical truth never changes, methods must constantly change. Churches must be both biblically accurate and culturally relevant. (I Corinthians 9:19-27; Acts 17:17)