Our Core Values
Every member must be committed to engage in a lifestyle that fully expresses the values of the Kingdom as defined by the Word of God. There must be a determination to ‘walk the walk, not just talk the talk‘. People must not simply be satisfied ‘to know‘ but must be committed ‘to do‘.
There is a requirement to break free of limiting personal characteristics and restrictive cultural mindsets to manifest the values of the Kingdom.Every member must engage in a continuous process of death to self, selfish desires and personal ambitions. This process is demonstrated in the need to recognize elements of sin in our lives, take responsibility for them and engage in the process of change.
Worship, Prayer & Study of the Word
Worship, Prayer and Study of the Word are key elements of our Kingdom lifestyle. Worship exalts and enthrones God in our midst, shaping the spiritual climate and characteristics of the assembly.
Our corporate prayer is primarily governmental in nature and is the medium through which the Will of God is declared and enforced in the earth. It is also the means by which we participate in Kingdom advance.
We are a modern, yet ancient people; competent to function in the secular structures of the world system; completely aware and tuned in to the social, historical, political and economic developments that shape human life on earth, yet fully embracing the unchanging principles and tenets of the faith as established in the Word of God. This position is reflected in the passionate encouragement of individual prayer and study of the Word.
We are far removed from the static positions of a religious faith built around a church service but have entered into the reality of God’s ever-changing and advancing purpose. In this context, mobility, journeying, transitioning and movement towards more accurate positions in God, define the life and mentality of the GBKC member.
We recognize that, as created beings we were made to serve, not be served. This is personified in the life of Christ and must be the defining characteristic of every City member. It is also a key value of CATC as a servant church to the global church community.
God is communal, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, seamlessly comprising one God.We are made in the image and likeness of God and are expected to express His communal nature. This understanding defines how we relate one to the other and how we build the community.Growth only comes through joining and participation, with each part doing its share in love, for the benefit of every individual and the entire body. Shared Life must be the reality of our lifestyle not only within CATC, but it must also animate our relationships with the wider community God has joined us to across the globe.
City at the Cross is mandated to bring reformation and restructuring to the global Church and to proclaim to all the nations of the earth a bold new kingdom advance for the 21st Century.
As such, we cannot be insular in our operation or mentality. Every member is required to participate in this global mandate through strong governmental decrees over the nations of the earth, sacrificial service and the transformation of mentalities consistent with the global reality of the Kingdom.
The Lord is crafting a people of universal significance and influence. Our increasing globalness releases relevant resources toward the destruction of anti-Kingdom systems and the establishment of God’s Kingdom across the nations of the earth.