In April 2009 we asked you to review and comment on a draft Values Statement for Micah Network.
The board of Micah Network reviewed your input and has now endorsed a final version of the Values Statement. The changes to the version you last saw were relatively small but significant – Christ Centred was moved to the top of the list!
We are pleased to launch the official version of Our Values now. These will be the guiding values for the way Micah Network functions and we encourage all members to read and live these values as participants in the network.
Jesus Christ is our inspiration and motivation, and we acknowledge that the true worth of what we do will be determined by the extent to which are joined to him, and our work shaped by him (John 15.1-10). We joyfully acknowledge our dependence upon him, and seek the empowerment of the Holy Spirit as we strive to be among those who “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.” (Micah 6.8)
Jesus treated every person equally, without regard for their social or economic status (Mark 12.14). We aspire to the same godly “disinterest” in status in our personal and organisational relationships, and we will endeavour to resist those attitudes and practices that link influence and authority to economic power, gender, or geography.
Humility, nurtured by a proper appreciation and understanding of God, self and others, is critical to godly relationships (1 Peter 5.5). We aspire to the humility that will enable us to learn from each other. Such humility liberates us from the need to dominate and own, in order that we might serve one another in love (Philippians 2.1-8).
Unity In Diversity
We rejoice in the richness of our diversity, and we thank God for the profound joy of fellowship and interdependence in Christ that transcends the divisions of race, culture, gender, economics, geography and history. Such joy is at the heart of Jesus’ vision for his disciples and a profound sign of the character and love of God (John 17.20-32). We acknowledge the seriousness of the call to make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit (Eph 4.2) in our fellowship for the sake of the Gospel.