Core Values of LSSM

“We tend to read the Bible to validate what we already believe then wonder why we never have any new revelation” ― Kris VallottonSupernatural Ways of Royalty

Revivalist n. A believer who is focused and passionate, willing to pay any price to live in community, purity and power because they are loved by God and love Him whose manifest presence transforms lives and cultures.

  1. We owe the world an encounter with God; therefore we are relentless in the pursuit of His presence and power, both inside and outside the church walls (Acts 16:25-34).
  2. What we believe after we pray is just as important as what we believe while we pray (Mark 11:24, 1 John 5:14-16).
  3. We see problems as opportunities to see how big our God is! (James 1:2-5, Romans 5:3-5).
  4. Prayer & worship times (both private and corporate) are foundational to our calling as individuals and as a church (Mark 11:17, John 4:23-24).
  5. Celebrating joyously in God's promises and in His goodness (which includes laughing at the lies of the devil) is a secret to our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10, Psalms 2:2-4).
  6. Training people for ministry, for life skills, and for leadership is central to our fulfilling the great commission (Ephesians 4:11-12, 2 Timothy 2:2).
  7. The first step in spiritual warfare is taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Warfare is not beating up on the devil; Jesus already did this! Therefore we proactively capture thoughts that do not glisten with faith, hope & love (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).
  8. Personal Hope (the confidence and optimistic expectation of seeing God's goodness) is to be a main pursuit of our lives. We believe there is HOPE for every person and every situation we encounter. (Romans 5:3,4 and 1 Corinthians 10:13)
  9. The power of life and death is in the words that we speak over ourselves, others and every aspect of our lives. (Proverbs 18:21).
  10. We motivate people through vision, a revelation of God, and the power of God, rather than by guilt, law or condemnation (Proverbs 29:18; Acts 16:30).
  11. Honor brings life; therefore we cultivate high levels of respect in all relationships and speak with respect, even if we are in disagreement (Ephesians 6:2,3).
  12. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy; therefore we place a high value on declaring the great things God has done (Revelation 19:10).
  13. Generosity and gratefulness are two gateways for us to experience the promises of God in our lives and in our church (Acts 10:2,3 and Psalms 100:4).
  14. We pursue relationship with spiritual fathers & mothers and desire them to speak into our lives (Acts 16:13-15).
  15. We understand that to walk in wisdom we must have a plan for our personal and ministry growth (1 Timothy 4:14-16).
  16. As new covenant believers, we repent primarily to God's promises and our prophetic destiny rather than just from our sins and weaknesses. We are more for good than we are against evil. (Jeremiah 29:11 and John 16:33)
  17. We create a culture where failure is a learning experience, not an identity, as we seek to walk in higher levels in Christ. (Romans 8:28)
  18. We are called to empower and support other churches/ ministries and their leaders. (Ecclesiastes 4:12 and Acts 20:35)
  19. We believe that those we are ministering to want to serve God and that they will rise to our belief in them. (Philippians 2:1-30)
  20. Healthy ministry to the church and world must result from a greater emphasis on being healthy in our immediate family relationships (especially our marriages). (Proverbs 22:6 and 1 Peter 3:7 and 1 Timothy 5:8)
  21. Integrity, being an example of Christian living and having a good reputation, are foundational for effective ministry and leadership. (Proverbs 10:9, 11:3, 19:1, 28:6 and Colossians 3:23)
  22. God has delegated His authority to us to enforce Christ's victory over demons, sickness and lack. Therefore, like Jesus and the apostles, we speak to the mountains, to situations and to sickness and disease. (Isaiah 61:1-4 and Mark 11:23, 16:17)
  23. All that we must do must have a "1 Corinthians 13 love" as its' foundation, or else it is worthless. (1 Corinthians 13 and 1 John 4:8 and John 13:35)
  24. The qualities of our lives are based on the quality of our commitments. We make covenant commitments to God, to family, to a local church and to a core group of people in our lives. (Proverbs 16:3, 1 John 4:20, 1 Peter 2:5)
  25. Servanthood is essential to greatness in God's Kingdom. Therefore, we strive to cultivate and demonstrate a true servant's heart in the church and in the world. (1 Peter 4:10 and Philippians 2:3-4
  26. Because God's Kingdom is proactive, we don't wait for things to happen, but we seek out opportunities for light to shine in darkness –being empowered by God's love, sensitivity and wisdom. (Matthew 18:18-20 and John 1:5)