As we were preparing to launch The Moody Center, we looked at the D.L. Moody legacy to establish our values. By ensuring our plans embody these values, we believe we will continue to be more effective in preserving Moody’s legacy and continuing Christ’s work. These 5 values include:
God’s Word– Foremost to our mission is the power of God’s Word. D.L. Moody taught the simple truths of God’s Word, and there were thousands of people saved. Scripture drives our work, and we want to provide others with the resources to study the word and receive training.
Education- D.L. Moody chose to return to Northfield and begin a ministry of education, because he saw its great power to fill the need of those without access to further training. When the people of God were equipped with all the resources they needed, they were able to do ministry more effectively.
Entrepreneurship- This value may seem out of place when you first think about ministry, but one of Moody’s great successes was that he also was a brilliant business-man. The hymnals and dime books he published provided an income to sustain their ministry and to give the money away. More than fundraising, we strive to have a solid plan that will further our work. We follow thought leaders and do research to provide that information to you as well.
The work is bigger than us, and we are honored to help facilitate God’s work.
Evangelism- The great revivals are the hallmark of Dwight L. Moody’s life, and it is also the passion for The Moody Center. Located in New England, we believe there is great opportunity to be a light in an area where people say it is spiritually dead. As we have launched The Moody Center, we have been thoroughly amazed by all the people who have said they have been praying for years that this place of Moody’s heritage could come alive and bring influence again. Revival is the cry of our hearts!
Connecting- We have some lofty goals if you look at everything above, but this value sums up what we are going about doing. The Moody Center aims to provide the place for you to come in and gain the training or refreshing time you need to go back out and do ministry well. The more we can connect ministries to truth, training, and encouragement, the more we believe we will see life going out of here that will transform lives. The work is bigger than us, and we are honored to help facilitate God’s work.