Biblical Worldview, Servant Leadership, Centrality of the Church, Holistic Mission, Collaboration
We see the world and all of creation through the Bible’s perspective. The creation of God is good, and even though corrupted by human sin, it is being reconciled to God through Christ (Colossians 1:15-20). For this reason, the Nehemiah Center seeks the lordship of Christ in all aspects of life (Isaiah 9:6-7) and sees the church as the body of Christ, called to be His ambassador of reconciliation in the world (2 Corinthians 5:17-20).
We recognize that Jesus is our model of servant-leadership (Mark 10:45) and that He shows us how to influence the lives of people and communities with love, humility, integrity, and respect (John 20:21). We acknowledge the gifts and abilities as well as the weaknesses and needs of ourselves and others and the necessity of transformation in our lives and contexts.
Centrality of the Church
We hold that the local church is the principle agent ordained by God for the advancement of His Kingdom on earth (Acts 1:8), commissioned by Christ for the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel (Romans 10:11-17). Each church is called to live as the incarnated body of Christ, and her members are called to live intentionally, making a difference in all spheres of life and society (Ephesians 4:11-16).
We seek the transformation of the culture of the local church, family, and professional sectors in to the culture of the Kingdom of God (Romans 12:1-2) so that, together, all spheres impact the different ideologies, values, and practices of society (1 Cor. 3:5-7) through a servant-hearted leadership
We value and model the diversity and unity of the body of Christ (John 17:20-21). We encourage and cultivate spaces for mutual learning and cooperation on a local, regional, and global level for the common good and for the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40).