- The Word of Christ Taught in the Spirit of Christ (Colossians 1:18)
- Not to Be Served but to Serve (Mark 10:45)
- Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15)
- Trusting in the Power of God and Seeking the Glory of God (1 Corinthians 4:20; Isaiah 42:8)
- Atmosphere of Grace, Trust, and Freedom (Romans 15:7; 1 Peter 4:10)
- Restoring Biblical Christianity (John 17:21)
- Worship in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24)
On a side note, as I read his obituary in the Joplin Globe, I realized (I think for the first time), that we were born in the same city, Maryville, Missouri. I am proud to have followed his footsteps.