In every message taught or preached through Banner of Truth International Ministries, you will encounter seven key themes at the heart of them all. These seven pillars of wisdom, as revealed by the Lord to Rev. Mark T. Williams, are what keep believers in Christ balanced, fruitful and fulfilled in their daily life and walk with Christ. Each of these pillars can be looked at as core values in Banner of Truth International Ministries--important to us because they are also important to the Lord.
We value TRAINING LEADERS
Training leaders is the heart of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Successors for ministry must be planned and prepared for in the beginning of ministries in order for those ministries to flourish for generations. Choosing to reproduce leaders will be our constant focus
We value SUPPORTING MINISTRIES
Empowerment of the people of God to serve God by following godly leadership is the key churches being built up in quality and quantity. Choosing to to impart the power of the Holy Spirit and practical teaching of the Word of God to God's people will be our constant focus.
We value PLANTING CHURCHES
Reproduction and multiplication of believers in Christ should result in the reproduction and multiplication of churches. Choosing to work toward the launching of healthy, life giving churches will be our constant focus.
We value TIME
Time is our most valuable asset. We will be judged in eternity for what we do with the time given to us by God on planet earth. Dave Ramsey said this concerning wise use of time, "Focused intensity over time, multiplied by God, equals unstoppable Momentum!" Whatever we do consistently over time will yield a harvest. Choosing to spend time with God, family, work, community and church will be our constant focus.
We value HEALTH
Health for spirit, soul and body is our goal as members of BOTI. Being fit for our KING, Jesus Christ is of high priority! We encourage people to take the stewardship of health very seriously. Choosing to practice healthy habits that promote health and well-being will be our constant focus!
We value RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Stewardship of all of our resources is very important to the fulfillment of our God given assignment to train leaders, support ministries and plant churches to the glory of God! Choosing to practice the habits of wise management of resources will be our constant focus!
We value FAMILY
Every person is somehow connected to a family. At BOTI we recognize that families are the seedbed for individuals. If the family is strong and healthy there is a far greater possibility for the individuals in that family to be healthy and strong. Choosing to relate in healthy ways with families and individuals will be our constant focus.
We value OUTREACH
The assignment of our KING, Jesus Christ demands that we reach out to humanity with His power, message and love. Choosing to follow Jesus' example and directives in outreach, will be our constant focus.
We value CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
The Church is a living organism. It is conceived in vision from Jesus Christ. It is planned for by godly leadership. It is resourced by the Holy Spirit and God the Father. It is populated and served by people who are born into the Family of God by faith in Jesus Christ's life, ministry, death, burial, resurrection, and Lordship! Choosing to read, meditate and practice God's manual for the Church (the Bible) will be our constant focus.
We value KINGDOM EXPANSION
Jesus Christ, did not come to establish a religious order! He came to introduce and establish Father God's KINGDOM on planet earth. The Church is the instrument through which this KINGDOM is to have its expression and expansion to the rest of the world. Choosing to obey the great commandment and commission of Jesus Christ will be our constant focus.