What Matters to Us
At Our Daily Bread Ministries we trust in God above all else, and rely on His wisdom and strength to guide our ministry. The Bible is our foundation. We recognize the opportunity we’ve been given to share His Word, and are committed to being faithful stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
- Honor the Bible as the standard by which we must evaluate all belief, instruction, policy, and practice (2 Tim. 3:16).
- Remain true to our statement of faith (2 Tim. 1:13).
- Reflect a well-rounded approach to doctrinal emphasis (Acts 20:27).
- Select servant leaders of evident ability and character (Ex. 18:21; 1 Tim. 3:1-13).
- Stay in close fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t give Him reason to say, “I have this against you, that you have left your first love” (Rev. 2:4).
- Do the work of Our Daily Bread Ministries in the Lord’s wisdom and strength rather than trying to do it on our own (Gal. 2:20; 3:3).
- Show a consistent pattern of behavior that distinguishes us as the Lord’s people, whether on or off the job (1 Pet. 1:14-15).
- Always trust in God and do what is right (1 Pet. 3:16).
Concern For Those We Serve
- Provide the kind of personal, prompt, and practical attention that we would want for ourselves (2 Cor. 4:5, 15).
- Speak the truth in love. Avoid being unnecessarily offensive (2 Tim. 2:24).
- Cultivate an open and honest relationship with those who respond to our efforts (2 Cor. 4:2).
- Be sensitive to all other relationships and spheres of influence, including but not limited to vendors, visitors, neighbors, community, and government (Rom. 13:7-8).
Concern For Co-Workers
- Recognize the individual worth and the personal interests of those with whom we work (Phil. 2:1-4).
Quality Of Service
- Strive for a quality of workmanship and presentation that will dignify, strengthen, and enhance our message (1 Cor. 10:31).
- Be faithful stewards of every resource entrusted to us (1 Cor. 4:2).
Character Of Service
- Increase or decrease outreach as funds are available.
- Avoid indebtedness (Rom. 13:8).
- Never make our organizational survival the dominant motive for decisions (Phil. 1:19-26).
- Avoid self-congratulation (Prov. 27:2).
Relationship To Other Ministries
- Recognize and respect what the Lord is doing through other individuals and organizations (1 Cor. 1:10-13).
- Avoid any affiliation that would compromise our purpose or weaken our effectiveness (2 Cor. 6:14).
- Conduct our ministries in a way that supports and complements the local church (Eph. 4:1-7).