Leadership Covenant

T he standard for leadership at the Cathedral is outlined in the following document. To serve as a leader or staff team member here requires a willingness to seek to live according to these guidelines.

“Character, conduct, and conversation, which exhibits the heart of God”

leadershipWe, the leadership of The Cathedral Church of St Luke & St Paul, desiring to be faithful to Christ in our relationships with each other, and to model the love and unity as demonstrated by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, do covenant that we will strive to be Christ-like in our character, conduct, and conversation.

 

  • We affirm that we are submitted to Jesus Christ. Therefore we will seek to have teachable spirits and servant hearts, not seeking selfish gain but Christ’s glory, and we will recognize that we are lifelong disciples always seeking to grow in our knowledge and love of the Lord and his Word.  Luke 9:23, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 3:18, John 3:30
  • We affirm the Vision and Values of The Cathedral. Therefore we will seek to know them, understand them, and support them in all that we plan and lead.  Proverbs 29:18, Psalm 37:3-7, 1 Corinthians 1:10, Philippians 2:1-2
  • We affirm the importance of fellowship, worship, thanksgiving, and prayer together – joyfully sharing in each other’s lives. Therefore we will personally seek out opportunities to be involved in these ways in the life of our church body, the primary place for this being a community group.   John 15:1-12, Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 10:24-25
  • We affirm the value of each individual and ministry at the church. Therefore we will intentionally love and encourage one another, recognizing and respecting all those who serve and worship at the Cathedral, and viewing all ministries as interwoven and valuable, all working together toward a common goal and vision.  Philippians 2:3-8, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:7-16
  • We affirm the need for leaders to have integrity, loyalty and trust. Therefore we are committed to lead in a way that exemplifies these characteristics, and to avoid conversations and behaviors that undermine our own leadership and our church body. 1 Peter 5:1-11, Ephesians 4:1-6, Ephesians 5:1-21, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9, Mark 10:42-45 
  • We affirm that we are ultimately accountable to God and immediately accountable to one another. Therefore we will submit to the discipline of those in authority over us, and those in leadership with us.  Matthew 18:15-17, Galatians 6:1-2, James 5:19-20, Ephesians 4:25
  • We affirm the need for clear communication. Therefore we will seek to express ourselves carefully, disagree openly, and rather than run from them, deal with problems as they arise.  Ephesians 4:29-32, James 1:19, Proverbs 15:1, Ephesians 4:1-6, Matthew 18:15-17
  • We affirm the need for ‘short accounts’ with each other. Therefore we will be a people of confession, repentance and forgiveness, recognizing that when these things happen among leaders, they lead to trust and humility within the Church.  James 5:16, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:13-14, Luke 17:1-4
  • We affirm the need to constantly raise up new leaders within our body. Therefore we will each seek to use our gifts to equip the saints for ministry.  Titus 2:1-8, Ephesians 4:7-16, Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2, Psalm 145:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17