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 and prioritize the person over the problem. We make space for people to be vulnerable, messy, express emotions/opinions/ideas without judgment, 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. We work to build trust, lovingly speak the truth, and exercise compassion. We have built upon a foundation and created a framework to maintain a safe environment for all people.
We will regularly review our safe people/safe place practices and make adjustments to meet this value with integrity.
We acknowledge that time is one of our greatest gifts to give. Through being available we say that people are worthy and wanted. We exercise availability by taking time to be present, practice incarnational listening, and open communication; doing this with the goal of understanding, praying together, and practically meeting needs. We recognize that being available can be interruptive to our agenda; therefore we submit our plans to the Lordship of Jesus and practice setting healthy boundaries.
We take personal responsibility to become self-aware and pursuing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health knowing that this contributes to becoming more available.
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. We nurture interdependence and work to build bonds of trust. We commit to growing in understanding the diverse ways connection is created between God, ourselves, and others.
We take responsibility to clean-up our part of relational messes and desire to build thriving and healthy relationships in all areas of life. We will continue to pursue growth and development as a team in relational health.
We came from Our Heavenly Father, formed from the earth, chosen to steward the earth, and invited to enjoy this earth and discover the Glory of God through His creation. We adventure to
- build an intimate relationship with God, ourselves, and others
- overcome our hurdles, discover our limitations, and learn how to work together
- sit in silence and drink in the wonder and presence of God and beauty displayed all around us
- find peace, clarity, and connection
- find space to process and reset our priorities
We make it a priority to find our way into the mountains and discover more of God, ourselves, and others. We are dedicated to the discovery of our connection to God through this beautiful earth he has given us and learn to steward it well.