Our Philosophy and Principles
The Christian Wholeness framework is a gift from God, available for him to use as and if He chooses. Thus, it is more a mission rather than a business, although both are involved. It is something God will need to raise up if it is going to work, rather than something which has to be totally insured against failure, by man's efforts. And yet it does need work. If He prefers another approach (and we have been looking for them), then why do we need to reinvent the wheel -- more time for us!
Critical Scriptures which are integral to the heart of the CWF include Mark 12: 30, 31: The Great Commandment. This is illustrated in the shapes of the triangle & the circles. In addition, the role and growth of the church the body of Christ, is seen as central to the mission of CWF. (Ephesians 4: 14 -16) (The shape of the pyramid highlights the role of the church.) Fundamental to a theology of change is the centrality of the Cross with its wisdom and power (1Cor 1:18-31), and the positional changes which occur when one is born again (even though they may not be put into practice). ("When he became a Christian God changed you then; what difference is that making to you now?" The ongoing application of these changes through the process of sanctification is as relevant and even more central than a psychology, biology and sociology of change. These issues are illustrated in the shapes of the square and the Cross.
The work of the CWF is based on the people involved. Fundamental to this year's own personal life, being on a journey towards Christian Wholeness. This does emphasise the need for developing behavioural attitudes such as:
The 5 “R’s” (Being -> Doing)
- Relational: connecting with each other
- Real: understanding each other in a real and honest way
- Responsible: point accountability is highlighted
- Relevant: to be relevant to developing the CWF in a God centred way
- Releasing: rather than restricting or being closed/defended