Guiding Principles

These principles have guided Faith In Practice since its inception and continue to do so as we seek to humbly follow God’s call into the future.

Sharing our Faith Through Deeds

Jesus taught and healed with compassion for all. Matthew 4:24

Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. James 2:17

Acceptance, Respect and Empathy

All people have been created in the image of God. Genesis 1:27

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

Appreciation of Cultural Differences

For God shows no partiality. Romans 2:11

There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28

Sharing our Gifts and Talents

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Support and Nurture Volunteers

Much will be expected of those who are entrusted with much. Luke 12:48

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10


Speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:2

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

Personal Integrity

This is what the Lord requires of you: act with justice, love with kindness and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

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