At the 2016 PAK7 Consultation in Lahore, Pakistani church leaders, in collaboration with a few global church leaders, agreed upon the following values:
Knowing, enjoying and honoring God
Since God alone is infinitely greater and better than all else combined, we thought it fitting to make knowing God himself our first and greatest value.
The gospel is the greatest truth in the Bible, and therefore the greatest truth in the world. (1 Corinthians 15:3–5). Because of his great love, through the death and resurrection of Christ, God has revealed his glory, vindicated his honor, conquered evil and saved sinners. Therefore we place a very high value in living in the good of the gospel and making it known to others.
We place a high value on being faithful witnesses for Jesus Christ in our lives and in our work. By his grace and for his glory, we will seek to exemplify Christlike character, walking in love and humility. We value love because God is love, and we are commanded to love God, one another and the lost. Love is the hallmark of the Christian disciple. We also place a high value on humility as our Lord did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage, but made himself nothing to redeem us. ( I John 4:8, Matt. 22:36–40, John 13:34–35, Phil. 2:1–11 [NIV])
Christian Unity and Diversity
We recognize that the Christians of Pakistan are a diverse group with regard to doctrine and ecclesiastical tradition. We will reflect this diversity and yet seek to emphasize the doctrines, essentials of faith, realities and challenges that the Christians of the region have in common. We will avoid making secondary issues points of division, but rather seek to maintain the unity that is ours in Christ.
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Recognizing that redeemed sinners are a work in progress, we are willing to acknowledge resentments, to forgive and seek reconciliation. We seek to deal with conflict openly and positively. Out of respect for God’s honor and his word, we will avoid court actions agains fellow Christians and Christian organizations (1 Corinthians 6:1–8), but instead resolve problems biblically by speaking directly to those who offend us as the Bible teaches, and by settling disputes through Christian mediation if attempts at direct reconciliation fail.
Working Together as the Body: Partnering Globally, Programming Locally for Pakistan
Following the proven model pioneered by SAT-7, the indigenous Pakistani church does what it is good at −culturally sensitive ministry in partnership with the global church which serves as needed in such areas as leadership, training, organization, technical assistance and support. How we do media ministry matters as much as what we do. We value serving together as brothers and sisters in Christ, recognizing our differences are God-given reasons to celebrate rather than to points of division. In relation to our programming, we will strive to offer high levels of Pakistani produced content and content with a Pakistani character as well as externally produced content that is adapted for Pakistani audiences to serve the needs and interests of the Pakistani people.
Fairness and Integrity
We strive to treat fairly our supporters, our staff, our suppliers, our audiences and the communities in which we operate. We will always try to get the most out of a negotiation or transaction, doing our best to avoid the unfair treatment of others. (Luke 6:31) We seek to be truthful and transparent. We will act honestly in handling goods and money, be accountable, respect others and show responsibility in fulfilling our duties. We will live by our agreements even if they hurt us economically. (Matthew 25:14–30)
Respect for People of Other Religions
PAK7 will not present content that denigrates or attacks any religion or denomination. We are called to be witnesses rather than critics. We will refrain from coercive attempts to change people’s faith.
PAK7 is not a political organization and will not promote any political party or policy or join any political association. We recognize that content may have political implications and therefore we will be committed to objective and sensitive dealing with such matters, and avoid slanderous or provocative content. We will seek to promote harmony and provide the right of reply to those implicated politically.
We recognize the many cultural, ethnic and religious differences that exist in Pakistan and are committed to enhancing harmony among all people and to social transformation through mutual understanding and respect.
We are committed to working collaboratively as the Body of Christ. In making decisions, we will endeavor seek consensus when possible and to be sensitive to those who are affected by those decisions, rather than making decisions in isolation from those affected.
We aim to serve the whole human person in Pakistan and to enrich his/her spiritual, social and human life. We will give particular emphasis to easing the plight of those in society who are disenfranchised by means of disability, poverty, ethnicity or any other cause.
Professional Competence and Training
We desire to excel in our work and to continuously improve the professional competence of our staff, Boards and corporate efforts. We expect to increasingly achieve demonstrably high quality results. In order to raise the level of competence, we are committed to the training and to raising the standard of Christian media services in the region by passing on our skills and values in the broader community.
We seek to identify with those to whom we relate and to their needs and aspirations, sharing our time and capabilities without considering any tasks too menial or demeaning.
PAK7 will in not unfairly discriminate against any community, group or person because of their ethnicity, financial means, religion, or physical or mental disability.