INTIMACY Ministry flows out of the secret place. The first priority of DSSM is to nurture an intimate relationship and fellowship with God for each student. All life and ministry flows from this. JOY We stand on the truth of God, thus can walk in triumphant joy knowing we are victorious. In Nehemiah 8:10 we read, “The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength.” DSSM cultivates a culture of Triumphant Joy as we stand on the truths of God. GIVING/GENEROSITY/GRATEFULNESS We are cheerful givers, sowing finance, time and resources trusting that God is good and our provider. Through sowing seeds of finances, time and resources into the Kingdom, we show true sacrifice and generosity as shown in 2 Corinthians 9:7. HONOR Everyone we encounter, we see through the eyes of Jesus and love. The grace and favor we've freely received we give freely. Honor brings life and the favor of God into our lives and into the lives of others. Our words and actions should always communicate life, encouragement, hope, and faith. TESTIMONY/PROPHECY Remembering what God has done reminds us of what he can and will do. We declare this into our lives and those we encounter. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. We encourage all our students to prophesy and give testimony of what He has done and to declare the great things He will do. LOCAL CHURCH We are active, supportive, and engaging members of the body. DSSM is called to empower, honor, and support other churches/ministries and their leaders. All students are encouraged to be active and supportive members of their local church bodies. SERVANTHOOD We are great because we humbly serve when there is a need. As Jesus emphasized, greatness in the Kingdom of God is measured by servanthood. We hope to demonstrate and cultivate a bond servant’s heart for the local church body, our communities, and the world. SIGNS AND WONDERS We all are naturally supernatural and walk in partnership with our father. Signs and wonders should follow all believers, not just a few leaders. All believers carry the presence and supernatural power of God.