ethos [ee'-thos] n. the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that forms the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society
Ethos of a Christ-follower
Ethos is the defining spirit of LifePoint and serves as an intentional, practical guide for missional living as the gospel bears fruit in life.
We are created for relationship with God: to love, know, and experience him. As worshipers, Christ-follower’s strive to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength as their hearts are engaged with God, regenerated in salvation and renewed daily by the gospel, growing in adoration for him, and trusting in him above all others. Lives are lived for his glory as an offering of sacrificial worship.
We are called to expression by serving others in Jesus’ name. As servants, Christ-followers express their love for God by using the unique combination of abilities, talents, experiences, and gifts he has given them. The hands are engaged to serve and show the love of God by building the church, meeting needs, and addressing the issues of life in a practical way.
We are reconciled in relationship with God to grow in authenticity through his Word, the Bible. As disciples, Christ-followers strive to grow in Christ’s righteousness through sanctification—the transformation of life. The head is engaged to study and know the gospel, and life is lived in obedience through the power of the gospel. Life is transformed when sin is recognized and repented of and when life is lived by faith in Christ.
We are compelled to mission by sharing the gospel with the people of the world. As missioners, Christ-followers no longer view the world from a human, worldly perspective but are sent with the ministry and message of reconciliation with God through Christ Jesus. The feet are engaged to carry this ministry and message to all peoples—even to the ends of the earth. Mission is a part of life’s every aspect.