Our Core 12

Our CORE 12 represents what we value and is important at LifeWay. It defines our culture and drives what we pursue as a church. 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 CORE12 ensures that we remain faithful to the character of Christ and 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 to each other in love as members of one body.


  • 3. EXCELLENCE

    We demonstrate care by giving our best in all we do for God.



  • 4. INSTRUCTION

    We teach from and live by the Word of God, our final authority for life.


  • 5. FRIENDSHIP

    We take time to share life together and build Godly relationships.


  • 6. HONESTY

    We live without masks, free from deceit and hypocrisy.


  • 7. PRAYER

    We keep alive the flames of intimacy by seeking God fervently in all situations.


  • 8. REVERENCE

    We stand in awe of God and honor His established authority.


  • 9. FAITH

    We believe all things are possible with God and live accordingly.


  • 10. UNITY

    We seek unity by resolving conflict promptly and humbly.


  • 11. GENEROSITY

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


  • 12. JOY

    We serve God with gladness and deep gratitude for all He has done.