Our Values

Our FH values are derived from our core beliefs. They have a Biblical foundation. Our values will be reflected in our day to day work and in doing so, reflect our organization style. Ultimately we strive to practice and live out these values not just in work but in all areas of our lives. Admittedly values can be considered subjective varying across people and different cultures, but we do strive to apply our FH values consistently.

Why have we included some values but not others? Does this mean that FH does not consider other values important? Not at all. For instance, integrity is paramount and is reflected in what we say and what we do, and justice is central to who we are. While we have chosen the six values below and these set high standards, our study of God’s Word will teach us all the values He requires of us individually and collectively. Upholding all our values is not easy and is a lifetime quest.

Our Values

  1. Christ-Centered
  2. Wholistic
  3. Stewardship
  4. Grace
  5. Excellence
  6. Servanthood

FH Values

1. Christ-Centered

(see Eph 1:20-23 and Phil. 2:9-11)

A. Pray over everything we do, looking for what is God’s plan

B. Practice Biblical morality as expressed in Scripture

C. Preach the gospel everywhere, by example and word

D. Posture ourselves as servant leaders

2. Wholistic

(Luke 2:52, Genesis 1:26, Col. 1:19-20)

A. Engage with the whole person spiritually, physically, mentally, socially; seeking healing, restoration and redemption in “all things” and in all spheres of society, culture and creation

B. Endeavor to serve as catalyst for the Holy Spirit to transform everyone and everything we touch

C. Embrace God’s call to do justice, love mercy & walk humbly

D. End to End; integrating action and reflection (wisdom); thinking systemically from presupposition to practice

3. Stewardship

(I Chron. 29:10-14; Genesis 2:15, Luke 19:11-27)

A. Aid all people in discovering and stewarding their God-given resources

B. Acknowledge that all people are made in the image of God and therefore:

a. Establish safety, security and protection

b. Equal and transparent treatment of all people

c. Encourage, inspire and support those in crisis

c. Apply appropriate resources for the right situation

d. Adapt to achieve balance of efficiency and effectiveness

e. Accept resources with gratitude

f. Account through self-evaluation and transparency

4. Grace

(see Romans 8:1-4; Ephesians 1:3-10)

A. Recognize the gift of grace daily

B. Rest in the freedom to fail

C. Raise and resolve difficult issues

D. Repent of sin

E. Reach out to accept and forgive one another

F. Remember the poor (Galatians 2:10) and our own poverty as an expression for grace (Matthew 5:3; Revelation 3:17)

5. Excellence

(Colossians 3:17, 23; Exodus 35:30-36:7; Eph. 2:10)

A. Live and work “Coram Deo” (before the face of God) and to His glory – every task done with excellence

B. Lead and innovate for greater impact

C. Lifelong learning for people and the organization

D. Listen and respond to needs and requests

E. Link and integrate capabilities and strengths

F. Learn from best practices

G. Line up expectations among stakeholders

6. Servanthood

(Mark 10:45; Rom. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; 2:1-11)

A. Submit to Jesus Christ and one another

B. Submit to His example of service (Mark 10:45; Romans 1:1; Philippians 1:1; 2:1)

C. Submit to His work of redemption

D. Submit to His Word

E. Submit to His work in transformation of the heart

F. Submit to One another, consulting first, then deciding

How do these values apply to the work YOU will do?

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