Values (or principles) adopted by FEASTs so far include:
Openness and flexibility
The importance of recognising the uniqueness of the local situation in terms of approach, the nature of open doors and barriers, the support available from senior staff, etc.
Valuing unity and diversity
Valuing unity, diversity and the creativity of the Holy Spirit.
Planting from life
Identifying resource churches, pioneers and catalysts.
Working with the willing and focusing on the open doors
This means being guided by opportunities. This may say something about the call, gifts and position of the FEAST's leader(s).
Lay and clergy involvement
Developing lay leadership is vital, which will involve identifying, encouraging, releasing and supporting lay leaders.
Mixed economy thinking and approach
Clearly valuing and affirming both fresh expressions and inherited modes of church, and encouraging all to be mission-shaped.
Relationships are key
Not necessarily structures. They are a crucial resource - at many levels.
An ecumenical approach
Not only to mission, but perhaps also to discipleship. Pooling resources will be a key to long-term discipleship (see Discipleship requires the support of other Christians).
Dependency on God
Prayer is essential.
Disciples who serve the kingdom.
Structural integration of new models
Thinking without compromise.
Reproducing from small
There are disproportionate gains from small resources in God. Seek synergy and leverage.
Seek reproducible models
Intentionally seek multiplication, especially multiplication of key roles - eg. coaches.
Encourage journey of key people
From permission-giving, to blessing... to paradigm shift.