Our values serve as a part of our foundation, to help give guidance and parameters to our relationships, decisions and activity.
We welcome and accept people as they are. We make space for people to be vulnerable, messy, express emotion/opinions/ideas without judgement, criticism and correction. We encourage “trying” and recognize failing as a natural part of learning. We uphold honouring one another and confidentiality. We are gentle and kind in our communication style. Our foundations and framework are securely built on the Rock.
We will regularly review our safe people/safe place practices and make adjustments to meet this value with integrity.
We know that the Father is relentless in His pursuit for us and His desire for deep, loving, safe, heart-to-heart connection. We walk in love, humility, honour, forgiveness and vulnerability to nurture connection and therefore decrease reactions of self-preservation towards God, ourselves or others.
We take responsibility to clean up our part of relational messes and desire thriving and healthy relationships. We will continue to pursue growth as a family in relational health.
We acknowledge the never stopping, never giving up, always available and abundant love of our Father. We nurture space for encounter with His love through Holy Spirit and each other. We live with the knowledge that God’s Kingdom is love and freedom not fear and control. We acknowledge that love is active. It seeks a transformation of life’s circumstances and a return to the intent that God has for us.
We commit ourselves to the continual discovery of how to receive and express this great love.
We are committed to have attitudes and create an atmosphere of belonging. We welcome people as family and know that each person is created by our Father, wonderfully made and created to belong. We recognize that we have the same Father and therefore we are family, regardless of our expression of faith, style of worship, doctrines and theologies. We are accepted by God and therefore accepted by us.
We will be hospitable in the truest sense, not just in meeting needs but also meeting the deep heart longing for belonging.
We believe that God is healer, that He still heals today and that He longs to heal. We also pursue preventative health through teaching and equipping the individual to make good holistic life choices. We stand on Isaiah 61. We are open to the variety of ways that God heals.
Our role is to pursue the healer not the method. We are willing challenge areas of disbelief of healing in our own hearts.
We surrender our beliefs, thoughts, actions, experiences, attitudes and opinions to the finished work of the cross. Through Jesus our freedom has been purchases in full. We stand firm on His promise that He who the son sets free is free indeed!
We ask for the spirit of revelation to correct us if our beliefs or actions reflect the Kingdom of control and fear and will take appropriate action to change.
We recognize that adventure happens when we choose relationship with Jesus. We acknowledge that God is constantly drawing us to explore the unusual and exciting activity of Himself. He also gave us the gift of this world and invites us to encounter His heart through His creation.
We commit to never give up exploring the depths of who God is and the beauty found in His creation.
We will have integrous lifestyles, where our actions, heart motives, thoughts and spirit are in harmony within. We are called to live lives that are surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, not from obligation but from privilege and desire, giving Him permission to search our innermost being and bring everything into oneness with Himself.
Rivers of living water flow from the heart. If the river runs dry, we will search our hearts first.
We are first committed to vulnerability and transparency with God as we surrender our lives to His guidance, counsel and correction. We are then committed to be vulnerable and transparent in mutual submission of relationship to one another. Growing in love for one another and learning what that looks like in action.
We choose to communicate our hearts openly with gentleness, kindness and honour, even at the cost of overriding the status quo, culture and our own reputations.
We believe that communication is a root issue of most relationship breakdowns. We are committed to continually pursue growth in all areas of communication. We are committed to listen without judgement, criticism and correction. We are committed to speak with gentleness, kindness, humility and honour. We will communicate with integrity and uphold confidentiality.
When this value is broken, we are committed to first have grace, forgiveness, correction and if necessary mediation with the end goal of reconciliation.
We are swimming upstream in a world of consumerism, greed, clutter, distraction, busyness and anxiety. Spending time in mountain huts shows how little we need to live a full and meaningful life. We take this simplicity and apply it to our home, relationships and life style. God has given us everything we need to live a restful, focused, purposeful and thriving life but it takes intentionality to apply this.
We are intentional throughout the year to re-address our schedules, priorities, relationships and possessions to maintain a life style of simplicity.
Blessing originates in the heart of the Father. He calls us all to be royal priesthood and commissions us to be a people of blessing. We are a new creation community, dedicated to make this our job and it is a pure delight to bring life. We are dedicated to bless the person in front of us, bless God, bless our land and bless areas, regions and nations.
We will guard our hearts, thoughts, tongues and actions to bless and not curse. We remain open to correction from the Holy Spirit and each other if we are walking/speaking/ acting in the wrong spirit.