We affirm that the unifying force that enables ECDM to carry out its purpose and mission in the world is Christlike love. We are thus called to love God (Matthew 22:37) and one another (John 13:35).
As Christians, we are to be a moral example to the world, reflecting the pure character and holiness of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:15-16). On our own we can do nothing, only the Spirit brings us into holiness of Jesus.
We must make every effort to reach the nations with the life-transforming Gospel of Jesus. We will therefore be very intentional in equipping/empowering and releasing the saints to carry out the Great Commission (Mark16:15).
Committed to serving each other out of love and mutual respect (Matthew 23:11/ Eph 2:101 / Cor 15:58 /Jn 12:26).
Gifted to intentionally and actively engage in evangelizing, developing, empowering, and releasing the saints into the harvest field (Eph 4:11-13).
Striving to serve as examples to others in word, conduct, love, spirit, faith, purity and in everything we do, demonstrating the heart of service (Titus 2:7 -1 Timothy 4:12).
We strive to demonstrate Christ-like character; proscribing hypocrisy in our dealings with each other and those we are called to witness (Tit 2:7-8).
We commit to the act of submitting to the will of God. This means serving under the authority of leaders who are given to us by God. We are inspired to serve because submission is all about service, both of God and of mankind. The Bible says whoever wants to be great among you must serve just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve (Mathew 20: 26-28).
Our success is dependent on how committed we are to the vision of the ministry. We urge disciples to take up the responsibility of spreading the gospel in church, at home, in schools, and at work. Every disciple should develop a mindset that if we do not do what ought to be done, no one might (2 Timothy 2:15).
We must create an inclusive environment where the saints are trained to function effectively across national, ethnic, and organizational cultures (1 Corinthians 12:12-14 – Galatians 3:28 – Colossians 3:11).