Globe resting in the hand of God

ACM International’s member values are framed by the Great Commandment (Mt. 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Mt. 28:16-20):

1.      A vibrant and growing love relationship with our God. We believe that everything we are and everything we do flows from this relationship.

 

2.      A deep love for the lost and poor in this world. We believe that poverty is best defined as broken relationships, first with God, then family, community, the world and the environment.

 

3.      Life transformation. Relationship restoration is our mission, realized only through a complete change in allegiance, from following the lies of Satan to following the only true King – Jesus. Being and making disciples – life transformation – is how we define effectiveness.

 

4.      Calling. Ultimately we believe it is God who calls every ACMI member personally to join Him in what He is doing in the most broken places in this world. We also believe that God calls us corporately as we seek His leading in community as ACMI.

 

5.      Authentic community. We value authentic community in ACMI as a whole, in our teams, in our families, in the Church and in the world. ACMI members are committed to encourage, to support, to serve, to collaborate with and to be accountable for all areas of life and ministry to one another.

 

6.      Creativity. We believe each member should experience maximum freedom to live out their calling with creativity and innovation, in sync with their team and within the broad goals and boundaries that define ACMI.

 

7.      Sustainability. We value sustainability in everything we do, which we believe is achieved ultimately through the empowered local Church – communities of disciples everywhere we work that are sold out to our King.

 

The Great Commandment (Mt. 22:34-40)

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

The Great Commission (Mt. 28:16-20)

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”