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Essential 11: Serving and Giving

Jesus continues to live out his life on Earth through His corporate body, the Church. The "Body of Christ" is not just a figure of speech but conveys the reality that Christ lives through His people. Together God's people extend the life of Jesus to the world. When we serve others we show that God loves them and we show God that we love Him.
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Essential 10: Ministry Gifts

The Holy Spirit is the giver of all gifts. He gives ministry abilities called "Spiritual Gifts" to all believers so they can contribute to the family of God and mission to the world. The church operates as the body of Christ when each person seeks to function in accordance with their gifts.
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Essential 9: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

All of Jesus preaching and ministry can be summed up in the announcement “The kingdom of God is at hand.” (Mark 1:15) Heaven has invaded earth and love is reducing broken lives out of the darkness. Joining the cause of Jesus means standing up for those that can’t stand for themselves with Biblical justice and taking back territory from the enemy for the kingdom of God.
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Essential 8: Disciplined Discipleship

Spiritual disciplines are proactive approaches to seeking God and growing in our relationship with Him. Habits that attempt to empty ourselves of carnal desires and deny the flesh have historically been ways that believers draw close to Christ. Examples of spiritual disciplines: meditation, prayer, fasting, study, simplicity, solitude, submission, service, confession, worship, and celebration.
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Essential 5: Walking by the Spirit

God hates sin because sin hurts people - including you! Walking by the Spirit means that we commit to live righteously and honor God with our choices, conduct and behavior. When we ignore sin in our life the Holy Spirit is personally grieved. Your Father wants you to overcome all temptation, just like His Son Jesus, and experience the closeness of walking with Him.
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