Philosophy of Development
approach to the Ministry of Development will be all about glorifying God and making
Christ known. Our vision of ministry will be reflected and multiplied through Development.
We will Experience the Power of One God through prayer and dependence upon Him to
supply our need. Our work should draw people to a closer walk with the Lord. We
will Experience the Value of One Man by appreciating all who are involved in CBMC
and who giving to the Lord's work through CBMC. We will Experience the Leverage
of One Team by working together, both nationally and locally, to carry out the mission
of Development for CBMC.
Our Development activity will demonstrate our core values:
- Preeminence of Christ (Colossians 1: 27-28)
We will keep Christ first in everything we do. Prayer is foundational and dependence
on the Lord to supply our needs is paramount. This will keep us mobile, by allowing
us to follow the Lord's direction and hold loosely our plans and methods. Development
is an opportunity to minister to people and help them walk closer with Christ.
- Life-on-Life Relationships (1 Thessalonians 2:8)
Development is all about relationships. We value people for who they are, not for
what they can give. We seek to minister to the needs of people, trusting that, out
of changed lives, God will provide resources.
- Teams (Ecclesiastes 4: 9, 12)
Development in CBMC is a team function, and everyone involved in the ministry should
have a part in the process. We will strive to work together with all of those involved
in the ministry, cooperating both nationally and locally.
- Generational Spiritual Reproduction (2 Timothy 2:2; Isaiah 60: 22)
The purpose of Development is to see that ministry and individuals are fruitful
in taking Christ to the marketplace. Our projects and internal needs will serve
this vision for spiritual reproduction.
We are a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
We adhere to the
ECFA's standards for membership.