LEADERSHIP CORE VALUES

At Grace Hill Church, we believe the way we treat, talk and act towards each other says more about Jesus than anything. We not only hope, but we expect every single person that serves at Grace Hill represent Jesus well, inside and outside the church walls. Our Leadership Core Values are more than words on a page, they are more than print on a banner, they are part of the fabric of who we are as followers of Christ. We want to hold this up as a mirror to our lives to make sure that we are leading, behaving and responding properly to the world and people around us. 

Lead with Humility

The greatest character trait of a good leader is humility. We want our leaders at Grace Hill to have great ambition for their area of service, but their ambition is first and foremost for the "Church", its people and its greatness, not for themselves.

Here's the question to ask yourself: What or who am I putting before myself, my agenda and my desires?

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. - Philippians 2:3
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; - Colossians 3:12
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. - James 3:13

Lead with Compassion

We often don't think of "compassion" and "leadership" in the same sentence, but the greatest leader that ever walked this earth modeled compassion everyday of his ministry. We desire for our leaders to embody compassion, not indifference to the needs of others in the church and outside the church. Jesus said that we should be known by our love we demonstrate for each other. Compassion equals love.

Here's the question to ask yourself: What breaks my heart?

When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. - Matthew 14:14
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Lead with Care

Care is what moves us to respond. Everything we do is to be done with attention to detail, clarity and a sense of responsibility for the big picture. We want to take big risks for the Kingdom, but we don't want to be reckless with the people, resources and responsibility God has entrusted us with. We want our leaders to be radical in the way they care for those around them. 

Here's the question to ask yourself: So what am I doing about it and how am I going about doing it?

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. - 2 Corinthians 8:7
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. - Galatians 6:10
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. - John 13:34-35