Vision,Values, Priorities & Practices
"But those who set their gaze deeply into the perfecting law of liberty, are fascinated by and respond to the truth they hear and are strengthened by it—they experience God’s blessing in all that they do!"
James 1:25 - The Passion Translation
On earth, as it is in heaven. Simple. To the point. It is our mission in life: to love our communities, cities, countries and the world to see His kingdom come and will be done until the earth looks like heaven! Fusion Ministries International was begun with that dream in our hearts. This dream is shaped by our values, our priorities, practices and then how we intersect and engage with our world.
Values are those unseen things that make a family, a church unique. They are held as a group and shape how we do what we do.
God is in a good mood. His joy is eternal and endless and regardless of what we may encounter or happens, He can empathize, identify and comfort without losing His good mood over us.
The cross has accomplished more than we know. Jesus' death burial and resurrection accomplished everything necessary to the fullness of salvation. We are invited into the greatest exchange in history: His life for mine, His righteousness for my sin, His history with God for mine. We have been moved from enemies to sons and daughters!
Nothing is impossible with God. He has never met a hopeless situation. When He enters a situation, He is the game changer. No sickness, disease, financial, governmental, business, social, societal or family situation is beyond His ability to change it.
I am significant. We weren't saved to live a dual lifestyle. Jesus exchanged His righteousness for our sin - we were redeemed with the greatest, most valuable payment in the universe, the blood of the sinless Son of God. The price paid determines the value of the object. It is sin to not consider this as we interact with God
The church is healthy, spiritual family.
God, who has existed in eternity as a family made up of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, has called us into family. As children, both sons and daughters, we enjoy inheritance from Him. We are called the "bride of Christ", signifying a covenant family. We move in alignment with spiritual mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. In family is where we find our calling and our sense of belonging. (Psalm 68:5,6; Genesis 12:3; John 8:34-36; Ephesians 2:19; Galatians 3:26-29; Romans 8:14-17
Powerful relationships in a culture of honor.
The kingdom is demonstrated in the context of relationships. We establish people in kingdom identity, helping them to see themselves as God sees them. This is done within the culture of honor where we treat people from the perspective of Heaven and keep healthy boundaries to ensure life flows. We own our messes and clean them up and empower people to do the same. Bearing burdens, encouraging and seeing others better than ourselves are all part of this. Life is lived together!
1 Peter 2:17; 1 Thess. 5:3,17; Romans, 12:10, 13:7; John 5:44; Genesis 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 12:23-24
Risk & Faith
We celebrate risk and acts of faith whether they result in a positive outcome or not. In this we are following Hebrews 11, where many did not see the promise come true, but were enshrined for their expression of faith. Excellence is not perfection, but bringing your best in a moment to a people and situation. We are constantly learning and are not looking for zero defects, but growth and learning, like a research and development team.
Matthew 17:20; Mark 10:25–27; John 15:7; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; Psalm 103:1–7; Luke 1:34–37, Hebrews 11; Revelation 12:10,11; 19:10
Supernatural Kingdom Ministry as the Norm
Healing, spiritual gifts, dreams, angelic visitations and the like are all normal expressions of life in the kingdom. Super (supra in Latin), simply means “more”. The supernatural is our “more natural state”. We make room for it in our gatherings, our relationships, our thoughts and our plans. The Holy Spirit has come to release His gifts amongst us and we value that at every gathering and in our daily interactions with God’s world!
John 10:10; Luke 18:1–8, 11:1–13, 12:31–32; Acts 1:4, 2:1–4, 4:23–31; John 14:12–14; Acts 2:17–18; Luke 9:1–2; Mark 16:15–18; Acts 5:12–16; John 20:21–23; 1 Corinthians 2:4–5; John 17:18; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; Matthew 28:18–19, 5:14–16; Luke 10:1–9; Matthew 4:23, 12:15, 14:14, 24–33; Luke 9:11; Acts 10:38; Psalm 103:3–4; Acts 3:1–10; James 2:14–18; Mark 10:46–52; Matthew 9:27–38
Engagement through the Word as a gift of life and a connection for relationship.
Truth, which is not applied is of no value. John Wimber used to say, “The meat is in the street” in response to the question about the “meat of the Word.” It is the doing of the word that leads to great obedience. We value the scriptures because, within them, they point to Christ and all study of scripture should lead to a deeper encounter with Jesus. We value the scriptures as a tool to renew our thinking and challenge our experiences. They give us a foundation to build on, not to be limited by. They give boundaries so that our theological reflection and practice is a river, not a swamp.
John 5:39–40; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; Matthew 4:4; 2 Corinthians 3:15–18; James 1:22–25; Ephesians 5:25–27; Psalm 119:11; Luke 24:13–35; 2 Timothy 3:15–17; Matthew 22:29; John 8:31–32; 2 Thessalonians 2:13–15; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Proverbs 30:5–6; Psalm 119:160; Matthew 4:1–11; John 5:37–47; Luke 24:25–32; John 1:14, 14:9–11; Colossians 1:15–20, 2:9; Hebrews 1:1–3; 2 Peter 1:16–21, Romans 10:17
Generosity and Prosperity as a Lifestyle.
We are to prosper, even as our soul prospers. Generosity and good stewardship in all of our life reflects and releases health - physically and financially. As we gather and grow, we are to be a people so in touch with the resource of God that we affect the economic outlook and zeitgeist of a region. We are not limited by physical resource, because with God, nothing is impossible!
James 1:17; Psalm 103:1–5; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 8:9, 9:8; Acts 14:17; Matthew 7:7–11; Luke 15:11–32
Psalm 65:9–13; Deuteronomy 28:1–14, 7:9; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:3, 7–8; James 1:5; Acts 20:35; Mark 12:41–43
Luke 6:38; Isaiah 58:6–12; Proverbs 11:25; Acts 2:43–47; Philippians 4:17–19; 1 Timothy 6:17–19; Luke 18:29–30, 19:1–10
Acts 4:32–37; 2 Corinthians 9:10–13; Romans 2:4; 2 Kings 6:22–23; Luke 9:12–17; Philippians 4:15–16; Matthew 5:16;Ephesians 5:25; James 1:19; Proverbs 31:16–19; Mark 7:9–13; 2 Corinthians 8:14; 1 Timothy 5:4; John 3:16–18; Leviticus 19:9–10; Proverbs 13:22Luke 21:1–4; 2 Corinthians 8:1–4; Luke 6:30–36, 10:30–37; 2 Samuel 24:24–25; Romans 8:32; Mark 9:41;
Reverential Stewardship of all life and relationships.
Nothing is ours, for from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. Our task is to steward our relationships, our families, our family of families, our gifts, talents, passions, ministries, our communities and all of life itself.
Our stewardship is rooted in a deep relationship, knowing that we are co-regents under the aegis of our Father. It is expressed in this truth, that one day all of our leadership and stewardship will be placed down before the Lamb who will be crowned the ultimate King and Lord. We treat everyone and every situation as a gift to partner with God in seeing that person or situation grow deeper in the kingdom because of our interactions.
This is why we evangelize and seek to be agents of reconciliation, helping everyone come home to the Father. We must win for the Lamb the reward of His sufferings!
Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 11:36; Matthew 10:8; Luke 9:2, 10:9; 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:11; John 3:16,17; John 3:8; Genesis 1:26,27
Worship & engagement in intimacy with God.
Intimacy with God is the reason we were created : to love Him, worship Him, know Him and be known by Him. It is the first thing we do and is found in our mission, vision, values, practices, priorities and life. There is no greater calling than worship. (John 4:24; 1 Chronicles 16:29; 2 Chronicles 7:3)
1) Encountering God
Our highest priority is to touch the heart of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
2) Becoming a Kingdom family.
We give time, energy, and resource to loving and caring for one another.
3) Equipped and Trained to Make an Impact
Our hearts, prayers, and resource go to the nations, our region, city and neighborhoods to impact our sphere of influence.
4) Training, building up, and releasing believers.
Everyone gets to play finds its expression in how we share ministry with the body of believers at Fusion.
5) Sending our best to the people of the world.
God so loved the world that He gave. We love the world and we give our best to reach it.