Freedom University Series
Week 1 - Orientation
September 10, 2012
David Barnett, (Professor and
Guiding Core Values
of Freedom Fellowship
1) The church should be culturally relevant
while remaining doctrinally pure.
accountable relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.
Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Matthew 5:23-24; John 13:34-45; Ephesians4:32
church should operate as a unified community of servants, each using their
133:1; 1 Corinthians 12,14; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 8:7
work should be multiplied through mission endeavors and expansion.
28:18-20; Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 10:5-10 and 24:14
are priceless to God…they should matter to the church! (It’s not about me!)
5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14; Philippians 2:4
6) Individual needs are met and spiritual
growth is facilitated best through Small Groups.
12:10, 13,15; Ephesians 2:19; Philippians 2:4, Acts 2:44-46
worship and teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individual lives and
the church. Coming together in praise
unifies us in our pursuit and desire to be and remain in God’s presence. Worship has the unique capacity for touching
people’s hearts and taking us from an intellectual experience to a spiritual
one as our hearts are prepared to welcome and receive the Word of God into our
Romans 12:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25
honors God and inspires people.
3:17; Malachi 1:6-14; Proverbs 27:17; 2 Timothy 2:1
9) Every individual should have a personal
relationship with Christ resulting in full devotion to Him, continuous
spiritual growth and the bearing of fruit.
Philippians 3:10-14; Hebrews 6:1; John 15:8
church should be led by those with the spiritual gift of leadership.
1,2; Romans 12:8; Acts 6:2-5
Our vision statement allows us to
clearly evaluate everything we do as we do as a Body of Believers.
Additionally, each member of Freedom Fellowship should be able to share this
simple concept with others.
Our purpose at Freedom Fellowship is to:
REACH—people without Christ
using Practical and Relevant Ministries to bring them into a fellowship of
freedom, acceptance and love.
RESCUE—people from an empty life
and show them the hope of Christ.
RESTORE—people to become what God
originally intended for us to be… fully devoted followers of Christ.
RELEASE—people back into this
world to be salt and light and ensure they become a part of an ongoing, active
ministry reaching others who need Christ.
remind us of what we are striving to be.
-Guide us on
-Describe Freedom Fellowship to anyone interested
in knowing more.
As a New
Testament Fellowship, we are always willing to consider, develop and try new
and creative strategies to reach the lost and to develop the body of
Christ. Our focus is intentionally
directed outward toward the Lakeway community and to our world where we seek to
introduce Jesus Christ to the lost.
Additionally, our attention is directed inward to our fellowship as we
partner together in the process of transformation into becoming mature
Christians (fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ) through inspirational
worship and practical bible study/teaching.
our unique calling in this community is to be the place where anyone can find a
warm, welcoming environment in which they constantly encounter the one, true
life-changing God. This life changing encounter happens when people come into
the presence of God. We are not
attempting to replicate the presence of God but we will strive to create an
environment where the Holy Spirit’s presence is welcomed, anticipated, and
unquenched. Thus people will see the
power of Jesus, not just men working hard to impress with our efforts and
resources. The Church as described in
Acts 2 is our biblical example….and it’s actions and attitudes are ones we hope
to bring to life in relevant and practical ways.