our core values
r - Relate
One who continues to Relate with God and Others to build meaningful friendships
Relationships are the only investments truly worth our intentions. Healthy relationships must be intentional. They require our time and devotion. A right relationship with God in Heaven enables us to be in right relationships with others around us. God is Love, and devotion toward Him allows His Love to permeate.
u - Unite
One who continues to Unite with God and Others to bring positive impact
Working together is the absence of pride and self motivation. Putting others first and self gain last keeps unification vibrant and continual. All will benefit and all will profit if unity is preserved. It is sacred and the greatest moves all God come when He sees this form of sacrifice among His people.
s - Serve
One who continues to Serve God and Others to show authentic Love
Serving is the expression of Love. It is real love in action. If you love someone you will always find ways to serve that someone. If Love is the deposit, serving is the withdrawal. The church that serves it community will make the greatest impact for the behalf it its community.
h - Honor
One who continues to Honor God and Others to reflect God's Glory
Christ died for all people. If Christ saw value in all people shouldn't we also? To honor is to find that value. Honoring God is done by loving the people He died for. To honor shows respect, fairness, and integrity. Try to serve when your views of justice are challenged. Salvation comes in the midst of honor.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
-Calvin Coolidge (American 30th President of the United States, 1872-1933)
At rush we believe that if we can Relate with Jesus and people building lasting and healthy relationships and Unite together with a common love to fulfill the tasks at hand led by the Holy Spirit of God, and simply Serve with a desire to put others first we can bring Jesus His due Honor.
a real experience
Our desire is that anyone has a real experience with God. Like Moses at the burning bush, Gideon at the threshing floor, Joshua in the face of the Commander of God's Army, or Jacob wrestling the Angel of the Lord. These were alone times with God when He calls them to a Higher mission for Him. There was no one else around and they found themselves totally empowered by God. They were never the same after. They became bold and determined with their mission and they were well favored to succeed. What would happen if more men and women would obey His calling?
It always starts with a real experience!