Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. This simple scripture teaches that righteousness "fills up" in me as my hunger and thirst level rise. In other words, them more hungry and thirstier I am for righteousness the more satisfied I will be.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in being driven by Kingdom values is how it shows up in relationships. There was a time when all of my relationships from close to acquaintance looked scary and dangerous. Now I have a love shield. My shield grows through each new encounter in relationship. My shield exists to protect my connection in relationships.
My vision for Calvary has come through years of connection with the heartbeat of the Father. Connection that costs something. God has a unique way of shaping the man before the ministry. What you're about to read comes from my own willingness to follow the voice and heart of God, no matter where He leads me.
Above all our church is family. Not just a family, but if "family" could be a verb... that's us! We have a huge desire to see that every guest and member feels that they belong to this family! We express this desire in simple things like greeting everyone well when we meet to caring for one another's practical needs in the spirit of service.