Philosophy of Ministry – Why do we do what we do?
Everything that we do is to the ultimate end of bringing glory and honor to God. He has loved us in such a way that we just want to live our lives to please Him. We seek to bring Him glory by:
Sharing Christ – Everything that we do is birthed out of a love that we have for our Savior Jesus who loved us and gave His very life for us so that our sins can be forgiven and we can have eternal life with Him. It is our desire to share that message with others so that they too can experience the joy of knowing Him as Savior and Lord.
Building Relationships – Everything that we do is for the purpose of reaching people’s hearts with the love of Jesus and getting to know them. Therefore, we are relationship driven rather than task driven. If we are building a house for a family, we care more about getting to know the family and engaging our hearts and lives with them more so than we care about finishing the house on time. That’s just the way we are. We value schedules and plans, but we place a greater emphasis on hearts and lives.
Serving the poor – In everything that we do, we want to follow the biblical mandates that God has given us with regards to serving the poor. From the very first laws given by God to some of the last epistles written by the founders of the church, we as Christians are called to remember the poor and to help them as much as we can. We serve them simply because our Lord has called us to do so, not based on what we get out of it or whether or not our service is met with gratitude. With this mindset, we seek to employ both methods of relief ministry – seeking to simply meet immediate needs – as well as sustainable development ministry – assessing and developing resources that will eventually enable the poor to help themselves rather than being dependent on outside assistance.
Strengthening Communities – Everything that we do is for the ultimate purpose of building and strengthening the communities in which we serve. We know that strong communities will foster better family relationships, encourage higher pursuits, and provide greater opportunities.