Our Values

GCA's Values are:

God-Centered

Because we believe that God is the all-wise, all-powerful, all-loving Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer of all things through Christ, and that He is therefore supremely worthy of all glory, we will seek, as our ultimate mission, to exalt the supremacy of God in all things among all nations for the joy of all peoples and the honor of His name.

Kingdom-Minded

Because we believe that God’s ultimate purpose includes the restoration of the entire cosmos and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth, our ultimate goal will be not merely planting churches and raising up worshippers among all nations, but also the spiritual and cultural transformation of all nations, thereby making the invisible kingdom visible over every sphere of life. Abraham Kuyper expressed it this way, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: 'Mine!”

Church-Focused

Because we believe that God has ordained that His kingdom come on earth primarily through His visible church, and that church planting is therefore the most effective ministry strategy under heaven to bring about God’s purposes in history, we will focus our ministry on starting and strengthening indigenous, healthy, growing, reproducing, Gospel-Centered churches, that result in church planting networks, alliances and gospel renewal movements among all nations.

Gospel-Centered

Because we believe that the Gospel is the good news that through Christ the power of God's Kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world, and that the Gospel is the only means by which people can be delivered from both the penalty and power of sin, we will make the Gospel central in all we do so that the Gospel of Christ is the underlying motive and means reflected in all our ministries.

Kingdom-Partners

Because we believe that God’s purpose for the nations can only be accomplished by the whole Church, our ministry focus is not on starting our own GCA churches or merely serving one denomination, mission agency or educational institution, but on equipping our Kingdom Partners globally to start and strengthen their own church planting networks, alliances and gospel renewal movements with the aim of trans-denominational, trans-cultural, trans-generational kingdom impact among all nations.

Movement-Minded

Because we believe that God’s purpose for the world is for mankind to “…be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it…” (Genesis 1:22) and the primary means God has chosen today to fulfill this mandate (reiterated to Abraham in Gen. 12:1-3 and re-emphasized by Jesus in Matt. 28:16-20) is through His Church, we strongly believe in the ministry of “multiplying churches that are multiplying disciples” that produce Church Planting Movements (CPM) and Gospel Renewal Movements (GRM) that ultimately result in “discipling all nations”.

Educationally-Sound

Because we believe that the training of church planters is so vital to the advancement of God’s Kingdom and we are aware of the great dangers and implications of ineffective training methods, we will engage the world’s finest practitioners, theologians, missiologists and educators in order to provide the best, contextualized church planter training available today for all the nations. We will also, with ruthless honesty, evaluate and learn from the measurable, objective outcomes of our training ministry experiences so as always to be reforming our training curriculum and systems for the better.