Guiding Principles

What guides our [action]

  • Listening drives our action
  • Dignity and character is equal to outcomes
  • Real outcomes are only possible in real relationships
  • The fullness of our creativity is found in diversity
  • We need each other to transform our communities
  • Freedom, hope and healing is found in Jesus Christ
  • Small working groups give room for deeper relationships
  • Neighbors are the foundation to community development
  • Neighbor-leaders take the first risk as co-investors (financial investment)

What guides our [love] in action

Love. We love because the hopeful and living way of Jesus Christ compels us to love God and to love our neighborhood as ourselves. We believe God wants to restore the brokenness of all things through the person of Jesus Christ; our relationships with God, others and creation. We don’t just believe in the resurrection. We want to practice resurrection in the way we live and work. So, we trust a whole gospel that meets the needs of a whole neighborhood, including all of who we are as mind, body, soul, and emotion as well as the spiritual, social and economic fabric of our neighborhood.