Monday, February 15, 2010

Ambassador's Creed

Since the ministry verse of StreetFishing.org is 2 Corinthians 5:20, it only seemed befitting that I reprint this creed with permission from Stand To Reason Ministries. Greg Koukl and his bunch do a great job at equipping the saints and standing on God's truth.

Ambassador's Creed

An ambassador is…

§ Ready. An Ambassador is alert for chances to represent Christ and will not back away from a challenge or an opportunity.

§ Patient. An Ambassador won’t quarrel, but will listen in order to understand, then with gentleness seek to respectfully engage those who disagree.

§ Reasonable. An Ambassador has informed convictions (not just feelings), gives reasons, asks questions, aggressively seeks answers, and will not be stumped by the same challenge twice.

§ Tactical. An Ambassador adapts to each unique person and situation, maneuvering with wisdom to challenge bad thinking, presenting the truth in an understandable and compelling way.

§ Clear. An Ambassador is careful with language and will not rely on Christian lingo nor gain unfair advantage by resorting to empty rhetoric.

§ Fair. An Ambassador is sympathetic and understanding towards others and will acknowledge the merits of contrary views.

§ Honest. An Ambassador is careful with the facts and will not misrepresent another’s view, overstate his own case, or understate the demands of the Gospel.

§ Humble. An Ambassador is provisional in his claims, knowing that his understanding of truth is fallible. He will not press a point beyond what his evidence allows.

§ Attractive. An Ambassador will act with grace, kindness, and good manners. He will not dishonor Christ in his conduct.

§ Dependent. An Ambassador knows that effectiveness requires joining his best efforts with God’s power

1 comments:

Loretta said...

hi Robert! sending greetings and Christian love