The chief end of the work of the parties to this agreement is to glorify God. We do this by being:
Committed to Biblical Truth
We are committed to biblical truth and joyfully affirm historic, evangelical Christianity as summarised in the historic Creeds and our statement of faith.
Dependent on God
In faith we depend on God for the provision of all our needs. We will demonstrate diligence, integrity, sharing, transparency and accountability in cultivating and using the resources God provides.
A People of Prayer
Prayer is foundational in our life and ministry. By prayer we praise God, seek his direction, request resources,
and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries.
Making and Maturing Disciples of Christ
We are committed to the urgent and unfinished task of making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ in all
nations. In doing this we desire to work in loving, trusting, interdependent relationships with churches and other partners who share our vision.
We are committed to the equipping of the local church to be the expression of Christ in their communities and to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision and action.
Concerned About Human Needs
We humbly acknowledge that the ultimate human need is to know God the Father and the saving work of Jesus Christ. However we also believe that he has called the Church to compassionate, holistic service in this broken world by alleviating suffering, fostering development, and effecting change in society.
A Christ-like Community
We desire to be a transforming community dedicated to becoming like Christ in love, servant hood, holiness, and obedience to the Father. We believe that following Christ’s example means sacrifice, sometimes hardship, and perhaps even death.
A Learning, Growing Community
We believe in the worth and giftedness of each person in LWI, its partner organisations and of those we seek to serve. We practise the giving and receiving of discipleship, life-long learning, consultative leadership, mutual development, and training as enduring disciplines.
Strengthened Through Diversity
We are intentionally interdenominational, international, and multiethnic. We believe this expresses the unity of the body of Christ in the world. We believe we will be more effective in ministry as we incorporate the richness of cultural diversity in LWI and its partner organisations and celebrate our oneness in Christ.
Responsive to Our Times
We will respond with creativity and courage to evolving needs and opportunities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be effective and relevant, our ministries, priorities, and structures are subject to ongoing evaluation and adaptation.