With any ministry or effective ministry you have “core values”. You might always be able to articulate them but you do operate by them. I sat with a team of leaders that know the heart of this ministry and we came up with 12 KEY PHRASES that helps to identify the DNA of Encounters Network and thus the EN Alliance.
I did not try (at first) to make all these phrases start with an “A” word for the second word of the phrase. But as we got into the process of identification, we found there were 12 key components that make up the ingredients of EN • GPS • CA. One phrase that is not spelled out in this list is the emphasis of “justice” – but it is a major part of who we are as a multi-ministry coalition of friends. I think the “justice piece” is included though in many of the phrases such as: Mission Ambassadors, Compassion Acts, Kingdom Advancement, and Apostolic Application etc. So it is there – just not in your face type of thing.
I hope that these 12 ingredients resound within you as they did in me when I shared them at one of our Leaders Summit’s some time back. They represent who we are as a collective people. We are called to make a difference joining the generations, gender, races and economic strata. We might not have achieved this mark, but I was taught by my late uncle who was in full time vocational ministry for over 60 years, “If you aim at nothing, you will surely hit it.” So let’s aim high together and hit something for Jesus sake.
Remember, Together in Jesus, We Make a Great Team.
James W. Goll
EN DNA – 12 Core Values
1) Kingdom Advancement
2) Prayer Assignments
3) Presence Awareness
4) Prophetic Activation
5) Purity Aspirations
6) Supernatural Anointing
7) Compassion Acts
8.) Mission Ambassadors
9) Diversity Advocates
10) Relational Affinity
11) Israel Alignment
12) Apostolic Application *(source)
2 Timothy 4:3-4 (New American Standard Bible)
3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
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