MADE FOR MORE
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." Philippians 1:6
(Mt. 1:21; Jn. 3:16-17; Col. 1:28; 1 Jn. 4:3)
The message of Jesus is one that is full of hope. While our methods may change over time, our message never will. Right up until our final breath, we will continue to tell anyone that will listen about the hope we have in Jesus.
(Is. 6:8; Mt. 28:19-20; Lk. 15:4-7; Col. 3:11)
We’re ALL about people because Jesus is ALL about people. One person at a time, one family at a time, we will continue shining the love, light and life of Jesus into the dark places of our world until all have come to know Him as Lord and Savior.
(Eph. 2:19; Jn. 1:12; 1 Jn. 4:20; Eph. 6:4; Prov. 17:6; Psalm 78:4)
Family is two-fold here at Hayfield. First, you’re part of the family of God when you know Jesus as Lord and Savior; so we will always prioritize expanding the family of God. Second, we recognize that God is generational – that one generation declares the works of the Lord to the next. The next generation is not our replacements, but our reinforcements. So we will always prioritize equipping the family so that every generation will know Jesus.
(Heb. 11:6; Prov. 3:5-6; Lk. 1:37; Mk. 11:24)
We commit to maintaining “spiritual eyes” that view every opportunity as a God-opportunity. It’s not about wearing rosey-colored glasses, but we believe our God is more than able. We will stand firm in Jesus, take unashamed risk for the sake of the Kingdom, and step out in bold faith believing for more.
(Mt. 20:16; Mt. 23:11-12; Jn. 13:14-17)
We don’t just consume, we contribute. This is our attitude within the walls of the local church, out in our community and to the ends of the earth. When we see a need, we will do everything we can to meet that need. We realize that we are never more like Jesus than when we serve someone else, so from the stage to the street—and beyond—everyone serves.
(Mal. 3:10-12; Lk. 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:10-15)
We are generous with our time, talent, treasure, and testimony. We do not give to get, nor do we give out of obligation. We go over and beyond to give out of the overflow of the blessings God has entrusted to us. We choose to give because the God we serve, by His very nature, is a giver and God loves a cheerful giver.
(Rom. 12:10; Rom. 13:7; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 2:17)
We show honor with our words, our thoughts and our actions—up, down and sideways. We are thankful for spiritual authority and we joyfully submit to those who God has placed in leadership over us. We faithfully support those God has placed in the trenches beside us. We humbly are for those God has placed under us.
(Mt. 23:27-28; Jn. 4:24; Rom. 12:9; Ja. 2:18)
We are not perfect. We will either try to hide that truth, nor will we use it as a crutch. Instead, we will choose to be real and live as people of integrity. We realize that progress is more important than perfection, and that God will often use our brokenness to minister to the lives of others. We may not be where we want to be, but we’re committed to working out our salvation by walking the journey out with Jesus.
(Ex. 33:13-14; Ps. 16:11; Ps. 139:7-8; Js. 4:8; Rev. 3:20)
There’s something holy and beautiful about God’s people having unbridled passion for God’s presence. At the same time, it is God’s desire for His people to be set apart, righteous and holy. We choose to live our lives in alignment with God and His Word. This is evident in the way we worship, the way we serve others and the way we live in the midst of a society and culture that is often moving in the opposite direction.
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