July 2, 2016

What We Believe

We believe there is one triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus, the Son, is the long promised Messiah and through Him, the love, mercy, and grace of God are available to all people. In obedience to the Spirit we find our call to share the abundance of God’s love in the multi-family housing communities of our city.

We proclaim together, “Jesus lived, died, and rose again. Jesus is Lord.” We desire Him to be central in our individual and corporate life. We hear His call to servanthood as demonstrated by the example of His life and commit ourselves to a servant spirit that is the platform of the organization.

We regard all people as created and loved by God. We give priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery.

Our call is to provide a local missionary force of like-minded individuals from the local church, without denominational restrictions, that will take the message of salvation to the places people live and foster individual redemption through faith in Jesus Christ. We bear witness to the redemption offered and serve those impacted to promote the transformation of their condition of life acting as first responders for physical need and suffering.

We practice a participative, open, enabling leadership style and encourage the professional, personal, and spiritual development of our staff that is equipped by belief and practice to share this witness.

We maintain our identity as Christian while being sensitive to the diverse contexts in which we express that identity respecting the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person — the poor, the affluent, the donors, our staff and their families, the board, and volunteers. We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture, and contribution.

The resources at our disposal are not our own. They are a sacred trust from God through donors to promote redemption in our community. We are faithful to the purpose for which those resources are given and manage them for maximum benefit to those served.

We are open and factual in our dealings with donor constituencies, project communities, governments, the public at large, and each other. We strive for consistency between what we say and what we do demanding high standards of professional competence of ourselves and accept the need to be accountable through appropriate structures for achieving these standards.