seek the guidance, presence, and power of the Holy Spirit in all we do.
3. Mission-driven and Mission-focused
: Our mission is given to us by our Lord Jesus tobecome and make disciples. We commit to seek to fulfill this calling and to measure ouractivities and efforts by faithfulness and effectiveness in evangelism and discipleship.
4. Missional Communities and Church Planting:
We are committed to
mission” into our communities. Specifically we are pursuing the development of
as primary methods of effective evangelismand discipleship, and our measurements of growth focus on release, expansion, andmultiplication.
5. Movement more than Structure:
We commit to think and act creatively and boldlyin mission, and to equip and empower the entire Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ,in power, by word and deed, in the context of everyday life in the world. We commit towork with other faithful followers of Christ in Kingdom-minded collaboration.
6. Effectively and Flexibly Institutional:
Proper institutions are essential to guard andprotect beliefs, practices, and people and to enable us to live by principle rather than bypersonality. We thank God for the legacy of sustained faith and mission we receive from
Christ’s church. Therefore, we commit to continually strive to be effective
ly, efficientlystructured and to build flexible and responsive systems to expand and support the missionand ministry of PEARUSA.
7. Relationally Rich:
We commit to be a movement growing in genuine love, mutualhonor, deep appreciation, and unity.
8. Relationally True:
In the spirit of the East African Revival, we commit to integrity,transparency, and accountability.
9. Relationally Reconciled
: In the case of conflict or tension, we commit to make everyeffort to be at peace with one another and to work through difficulties unto reconciliation.
10. Teamwork and Collaboration:
Fundamental to our heritage, we commit to do allour work in a highly collaborative, conciliar fashion. Structures and practices of leadership must be manifestly collaborative with visible evidence of Spirit-led teamwork on every level of oversight and decision making. As much as possible, and wheneverpractical, we will make decisions through conciliar work by laity, clergy, and bishops.
11. Consensus in Decision-Making:
We commit to listen well to one another as we seek to lead by full participatory consensus (rather than requiring absolute unanimity),honoring those who respectfully differ but are able to support the general consensus.
We are stewards of the Gospel, of the grace of God in our lives, and of all resources we have been given. We commit to live as servants of Christ and stewardsof every gift and resource, using everything we are given as an investment in the
fulfillment of our Lord’s covenant of b
lessing for our world.