Grounded in Scripture
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Philippians 2:1-8 (Emphasis Added)
KINDLE fosters and multiplies Christ-like servant leaders to enhance the ministry of congregations in their communities and the world.
We are anchored in Jesus Christ and aspire to serve Him, His mission, and His body, the Church, in all that we do.
- Christ-like Servant Leaders
We value Christ-like servant leaders who celebrate their baptismal identity; grow more Christ-like, manifesting the grace-filled marks of obedience, well-being, leadership, and community; and foster and multiply generations of Christ-like servant leaders in their congregations, homes, workplaces, communities, and the world.
- Commissioned Workers and Practitioners
We are committed to providing encouragement, support, and training opportunities for church workers, both commissioned and practitioners, to foster and multiply Christ-like servant leaders.
- Congregation-Based Ministry
We affirm the congregation as a primary facet of the mission of Christ in the world and endeavor to enhance the ministry of congregations.
We understand excellence as a dynamic of “being” as well as “doing” and seek to be a learning organization enabling visibly evident innovative development of Christ-like servant leaders.
- Leadership Legacy
We are committed to and we expect our Associates to foster ongoing processes that develop generations of Christ-like servant leaders.
- Personal Wellness
We are committed to a lifestyle that models and encourages wellness in all aspects of life.
- Priesthood of All Believers
We affirm the priesthood of all believers and thus promote the ministry of the laity within their congregations, homes, workplaces, communities, and the world.
- The Ministry of Directors of Christian Education (DCEs)
We value the historic contribution, the spirit, character, and role of this public ministry in enhancing the congregations’ capacity to develop Christ-like servant leaders.