Core Values of TFI

Passion for God. We love God with our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. We seek a close personal relationship with Jesus, and to grow in emulating His attributes and living His love. 1

Pursuing God’s Spirit. We desire to know and understand the truth of God’s Word, the essence of His divine nature. We value the foundational principles of the written Word, hearing from God, and following His guidance. 2

Discipleship. We aim to create an atmosphere in which members can follow Jesus according to the personal call He gives them, and enact their commitment to God’s will for their lives. 3

Love for humankind. God’s unconditional love for humanity that knows no boundaries of race, creed, or status, motivates and guides us to help meet the needs of those we come in contact with, whether spiritually or practically. 4

The power of one. We value each individual and his or her unique talents, skills, and strengths. We believe that every person can contribute to changing the world by changing one heart at a time. 5

A sense of community. We cultivate brotherhood and camaraderie. We seek to develop a spirit of unity, love, and a sense of belonging that provides practical and spiritual support to our members. Together we can do more. 6

Spiritual solutions. We apply spiritual principles to everyday challenges to overcome obstacles, resolve conflict, maximize potential, and heal hearts. We seek to share our spiritual wealth and knowledge with others. 7

Diversity and innovation. In ministry and mission service, creativity and personal initiative are highly valued. When God guides, and we take action to follow Him, anything is possible. 8

Living “as unto Him.” We put our faith into action and reach out to weary and troubled hearts, the disadvantaged, downtrodden, and needy, as unto Jesus. 9

Endnotes:

1 Psalm 40:8, 42:1–2; Matthew 22:37–38; 1 John 2:3,6, 5:3; Galatians 5:22–23.

2 Job 23:12; Psalm 1:2, 119:11,105; Jeremiah 15:16; John 14:23; Colossians 3:16; Acts 2:17–18; Galatians 5:25; 2 Peter 1:19; 2 Timothy 2:15; Proverbs 3:5–6; Isaiah 30:21; John 4:24; Romans 8:14; John 16:13.

3 Luke 9:23; John 12:26, 13:35; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Timothy 1:9; John 14:21; Philippians 3:14; John 8:31–32, 10:27; Romans 12:1–2; 1 Samuel 12:24.

4 Psalm 40:10; Proverbs 11:30; Isaiah 61:1–3; Matthew 5:14–16, 9:36, 25:35–40, 28:19–20; John 21:17; 1 John 3:16–18; 2 Corinthians 5:14a; Isaiah 52:7; Ephesians 5:2.

5 Mark 9:23; Luke 1:37; Matthew 17:20; 1 John 5:4; 1 Corinthians 1:26–29; 1 Samuel 14:6b; Romans 8:31; John 15:16; Philippians 4:13; 1 Peter 4:10; 2 Corinthians 8:12; 2 Timothy 1:9.

6 Matthew 22:39; John 13:34, 15:12–13; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 4:32; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; Hebrews 13:1; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:16, 4:20–21; Psalm 133:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10, 12:25–27; Philippians 1:27; Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:5, 1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

7 John 6:63; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 2 Corinthians 3:6, 4:7, 10:4; Psalm 28:7, 37:39; Zechariah 4:6b; Philippians 2:13; 2 Corinthians 1:4; Romans 8:5–6, 26.

8 Ecclesiastes 9:10; Romans 12:11; 1 Corinthians 7:17, 12:4–7,11,12; Romans 12:4–6; Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:6.

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