Integration and Wholism
We are committed to complete obedience to all that Jesus commanded, including compassion for the physical needs of people, evangelism and discipleship. We recognize an integral relationship between the physical, mental, social, and spiritual. Our programs seek the total development of the whole person and community/neighborhood.
Commitment to the Poor and Marginalized
Jesus came to preach good news to the poor. As his Ambassadors we are committed to the poor and marginalized. We affirm their worth, call them to be children of God through faith in Christ, and seek to release them from brokenness and despair.
We concentrate our efforts on long-term solutions that break the cycle of poverty and disease. We train, equip, and empower people to do for themselves. We focus on development rather than relief, and disease prevention rather than cure.
We understand that community transformation is a long-term process that requires long-term solutions. We will therefore focus our efforts on long-term solutions that break the cycle of poverty and disease. We believe that the foundation is looking first and foremost to God as the provider and the One who empowers. As a result we will train, equip, and empower people to do for themselves and not to continue the cycle of dependence.It is vital that community leaders, churches and associations build on the assets God has provided. As leaders, churches and associations come together they can then build on those assets instead of primarily focusing on needs.
God gives dignity and worth to each person. We believe that God has given those we work with the gifts and abilities that are needed for Him to transform lives in the communities. Our role is to build on what God has put in each person so that sustainable programs are owned by the people and built on their initiative. Ownership and initiative is demonstrated through volunteerism and strengthened through capacity building. We take time in communities to participate with its members in assessing their needs, identifying resources and assisting them in organizing for action through training and consultation.
Multiplication and Movements
Our mutual aim is for God to change people globally. This means that we are not focused only on projects, but on movements. This is facilitated by implementing principles of servant leadership based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Leaders will be trained to train others using transferable concepts. We emphasize the use of local resources and appropriate technologies so solutions can be passed along neighbor to neighbor. We build cooperation and vision at a community/neighborhood level. We work collaboratively with faith and community/neighborhood based organizations, local and international relief and development agencies, churches and missions, as well as governments to facilitate the transformation of communities and nations.
Christian Servant Leadership
Jesus is our model. We seek to imitate him in humility and love. Jesus taught that the greatest in the kingdom is the servant of all. Every leader in our organization is Christian, and each one a servant. We seek to model servant leadership in our organization and programs, and to raise up leaders in every community/neighborhood who give sacrificially to serve the needs of the people.
Our programs will be adapted to local needs and requirements as identified by the local community/neighborhood.