Expected Behaviors At Maywood
With the Bible as our guide and with a desire to live Christ-like lives, we commit to treat one another in the following manner:
We will love one another the same way Jesus loves us (John 15.12).
In humility we will value others above ourselves, not looking out for our own interests but for the interests of others (Philippians 2.3-4).
We will actively listen to and truthfully encourage one another, building a solid foundation of trust and mutual support (Ephesians 4.25; 1 Thessalonians 5.11).
We will pray daily to be aligned with God’s purposes with one another and for our community (James 5.16; Colossians 1.9-10).
We will take responsibility for our own personal spiritual growth, and we will hold one another accountable in a safe non-judgmental way (Matthew 7.2-5; Romans 14.13; 15.14).
We will be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as we have experienced forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4.32).
We understand and accept that conflicting opinions may arise with others, even as we walk with Jesus. We will not complain or gossip, but prayerfully employ each step of Jesus’ process of direct communication to resolve conflicts and hurt feelings (Matthew 18.15-19).
• Step 1 – Have an individual, personal conversation with the person(s) involved in the conflict.
• Step 2 – Ask others to join in the direct discussion with the person(s) with whom we have conflict.
• Step 3 – Ask for guidance from the church mediation team in the issue including all parties involved.