Our Core 12

Our CORE 12 represents what's important at LifeWay. It defines our culture and reflects the identity of Christ to the world around us. It is a description of our spiritual DNA as gleaned from the attitudes and actions practiced by the very first Christians in Acts 2:40-47. Upholding our CORE 12 ensures that we remain faithful to what God has called the church to be and do. 

1. PROCLAMATION

We faithfully tell people about Jesus wherever we go. 


2. LOYALTY

We are committed and active members of the body of Christ.  


3. EXCELLENCE

We give our very best in all we do for the glory of God. 

4. INSTRUCTION

We teach from God’s Word to equip believers who will equip others.


5. FRIENDSHIP

We take time to share our lives and build strong God honoring relationships.


6. HONESTY

We speak the truth in love and refuse to appear to be something we're not. 


7. PRAYER

 We talk to and hear from God instinctively for His direction for our lives.


8. REVERENCE

We honor God by respecting authority and submitting to each other in love.


9. FAITH

We believe God is able to do what is humanly impossible and act accordingly.



10. UNITY

We protect the integrity of Christ's love by modeling a life-style of forgiveness.  


11. GENEROSITY

We give sacrificially of ourselves and our resources for the sake of the Gospel.


12. JOY

We serve God with a deep sense of gratitude and devotion for all He has done.