Our core values are the basics upon which we live our lives and make decisions. We may not always have each one down to a tee, but these are values by which we aim to abide in through the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. We do this because each of these values causes fruit to grow in our lives. Our core values are more important to us than rules and while we have some rules in place breaking core values is much more significant to us. These are in no particular order.
Intimacy – our primary objective is always intimacy with God as we were created for relationship with him. Everything else flows from this place. John 15:5 & Ephesians 1:5-6.
Worship – we pursue Jesus with utmost love and affection. Worship is not restricted to sung worship and we believe in exploring all that worship is. Romans 12:1.
Prayer – is at the heart of a supernatural lifestyle. It is key to retaining intimacy with God, having humility and a heart that loves well. We read of Jesus praying, so we also pray. It is a privilege to pray. Our prayers are powerful and effective. Acts 2:42 & James 5:16.
Word – God’s written Word, the Bible, is foundational to Kingdom life. As we meditate on it we encounter The Living Word, Jesus, in the pages. 2 Timothy 3:16 – 17 & Joshua 1:8.
Love – love for God is our highest calling, followed by loving others as we love ourselves. We are learning to not be too sensitive with one another. Please extend to us the same love and grace that we extend to you. We encourage you to run your own race and not compare yourself to others. Mark 12:30-31.
Community – we live as a community of people, passionately following Jesus, supporting each other, calling out the gold in one another and accountable to one another. 1 Corinthians 1:10 & Acts 2:42-47.
Serving – service is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit’s work in our life so we choose to serve one another in love, preferring others above ourselves. Romans 12:10.
Encouragement – one of the ways that love is presented is through encouragement. As we encourage others in their callings and giftings, this does not mean that there is less for ourselves. 1 Thesalonians 5:11.
Releasing – when good parents have trained their children, they rejoice when they see them imitating the good and growing into the fullness of who they were made to be. We also celebrate and release students as they discover the freedom found in Jesus as they lay their lives down and choose to serve Him! We also recognise that releasing people can sometimes look messy, but we are not afraid to learn through experience. John 8:36.
Risk-taking – we have a culture of risk-taking. Although it’s not really a risk when God’ on your side now is it! If you don’t fail once in a while, then you’re probably not taking enough risks. We will celebrate you whether you deemed it a success or a failure. Remember: whatever the outcome, obedience is always a success. We are, of course, not talking about moral or character failures. If you are asked to do some exploit by the leadership, we strongly prefer you don’t decline.
Identity – it is life-changing to see yourself through the eyes of the Father, the blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit. When we recognise how the Father defines us we are fully alive. The bible tells us that God sees us as royal sons/daughters, free from the shackles of sin, holy, righteous, blameless (and the list goes on!). 1 Peter 2:9, Romans 5:1-11, Ephesians 1:4.
Integrity – integrity always keeps us on the narrow path and it fights for justice and truth. Proverbs 11.
Honesty and transparency – Always be honest with yourself and your leaders. Our value for one another should far outweigh our need to agree with one another. Our culture will always fight for love and connection so you may need to take the difficult step of expressing what is happening in your inner world with others. We expect you to be honest no matter what it costs you. Telling half-truths, cheating or lying destroys trust. Colossians 3:9
Honour – life flows from honour and we believe that when we honour all individuals we not only receive from them but we also value them in the eyes of God for the truth of who they are. This looks like seeing the gold in people rather than the bad, forgiving quickly and giving up the right to justice. Always deal with God, your leaders, yourself and each other with honour and respect. Don’t choose your behaviour out of fear that you will be punished. Do the right things because you don’t want to disappoint God, your leaders and yourself.
Accountability – there is tremendous value in being accountable to someone who will help put measures in place to propel you forward. Learn to trust someone more than you trust yourself.
Holiness, righteousness & purity – Jesus is our holiness and righteousness. As we have died to self and have been raised with Him, we imitate Jesus and choose, by the power of His Holy Spirit, to live a righteous life in reverence for Him. Ephesians 4:22-24.
Commitment – We choose commitment to our values and our culture of honour as we devote ourselves to one another. Steadfast, we run the race together throughout the time of the course, persevering at all times. Commitment on to course is shown in many ways such as attendance, time keeping and observing deadlines. 1 Corinthians 5:58 & Romans 12:10.
Ownership – As we take ownership of our own actions we recognise that we alone are responsible for the choices we make. We acknowledge when we are in the wrong and make amends to put things right. We choose to have accountability and do not pass blame. Galatians 6:7-8 & Ezra 10:4.
Humility – We can do nothing apart from God. Therefore, we remain humble, modelling Jesus as He washed the disciples feet, we serve, preferring others to ourselves. Colossians 3:12 & Philippians 2:3.
Supernatural Lifestyle – we believe that every believer is designed to live a supernatural lifestyle and part of this is through practice. We always seek first God’s Kingdom and know that He will bring us everything we need. Matthew 10:7-8 & Matthew 6:33.
Testimony – there is power in giving testimony of what God has done. At KLM we share our daily testimonies of how we are learning to love well, step out in boldness, and how our transformed lives are impacting those around us. Our lives are a testimony to His goodness. We believe that testimony activates us to receive and see that same thing happen in our lives. Revelation 12:11.