Our core values are the guiding principles that dictate behavior and action here at The Mount.
1. Biblical Authority
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. " 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Therefore, we place our lives underneath God's Word as ultimate and final authority in all thought, word and deed both individually and corporately.
2. Sacrificial Reality
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, why is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2
Therefore we seek time to worship God, giving of our time, abilities, finances and resources in service to Him, because all things come from Him and are to be stewarded toward Him.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together
and had all things in common." Acts 2:42-44
Therefore for the fostering of spiritual growth of each family member, we equip the men, when possible, as spiritual heads of the household to lead their family through prayer, worship and a lifestyle of honoring Jesus. This is done alongside of walking in biblical community, with others in the body, for the continued spiritual maturity of the church and advancement of the gospel.
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16
Therefore we equip every believer to live a life daily that would shine the light of Jesus through serving others around them and speaking truth to them, for the glory of God alone.