Wednesday, July 20, 2005

LivingRoom DNA / Core Values

Tonight I attended the multipied small group of LivingRoom for the first time (I was overseas for the last few times after we split). We discussed the DNA/Core Values, where each of us highlighted the points / key words / concepts we felt were important. I found it fascinating to listen to the other members' sharing, and get to know each other's heart more.

The shape of the LivingRoom is still emerging and is likely to remain liquid in its form but to this point three broad core values have surfaced:

(1) The Inner Journey – Connection with Jesus
a commitment to develop spiritual formation of members. Through culturally relevant and creative forms of prayer, reflection, engaging with Scripture, learning and worship, LivingRoom seeks to create an environment where people grow in their own relationship with God.

(2)The Outer Journey – Connection with our World
a commitment to encourage and resource members on a journey of service, justice and mission to others. LivingRoom seeks to both provide opportunities for corporate mission and to support and resource individuals in their own daily mission. We seek to keep in balance our call to be counter cultural but also Incarnational and Relational in our outward journey.

(3)Together Journey – Connection with One Another
a commitment to travel the inward and outward journeys in community. LivingRoom seeks to develop inclusive community through hospitality, inspiration from Scripture, shared life disciplines and intentional involvement in one an others lives.

We are all going to go back to reflect more on these core values and share more in the coming meetings.
So what do you think about these three journeys?


Susan said...

Sounds good. I guess the tricky part is holding the three journeys in balance. Like it is easy to concentrate on one and forget the others.

As part of worship do you sing? It's just that I find I connect to Jesus best through singing worshipful songs.

Kitty Cheng said...

since i joined LR, we haven't sung worshipful songs during the meeting, we normally worship through other means, yet i agree singing worshipful songs is one of the great ways to worship.

Trav said...

I like them

Kitty Cheng said...

yes i like them too, but like Susan said it's not that easy to hold the three journeys in balance. It's my prayer that LR can do that in God's strength.