PURPOSE (this is my life mission)
- Model a Living Intimacy with Christ
CHOSEN WORK (this is how my mission plays out in life)
- Personally experiencing a living intimacy with Christ and a lifestyle of worship;
Helping others discover and live out God’s calling on their lives;
Creating and strengthening a healthy and vibrant spiritual community;
Communicating, with passion and relevance, the divine written and spoken Word of God
VALUES AND OPERATING PRINCIPLES
- Compassion – Live a life of self sacrifice & service in gentleness & kindness.
Character – Strive to be honest, pure, faithful, authentic, and gracious.
Calling – Live on purpose, listening to God fully and obeying Him completely.
Courage (this is an aspirational value, not a lived out value) – Making the right choice even when difficult or opposed to other’s values.
VISION AND GOALS (DO – What are the areas and roles that only I can fulfill?)
Husband to my wife: Romance Suzanne more (date nights, unexpected gifts, physical contact)
Father to my children: Weekly time with each child individually and as a family
Lead Pastor of Westside: Create and strengthen a culture of spiritual intimacy and relational integrity.
My own spiritual vitality: Spend time with God every day and extended time monthly and quarterly
Life-long learner: Begin the first year of a two year master’s program and read one novel or biography every quarter
Temple of the Holy Spirit: Stay in shape by playing basketball weekly, running, walking with Suzanne, sleeping and eating well
Financial integrity: Oversee our ongoing debt snowball plan (this is a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace plan to get out debt)
Community involvement: Meet quarterly with a community leader and weekly with families our kids do sports with (baseball and basketball)