We strive to be a fellowship where people are accepted as they are, where they belong and are connected to one another in deep relationship. We want to live as a family rather than an organization.
True encounter happens when we are honest and vulnerable with one another. That is scary. But each person longs to be known for who they truly are and to know others. To truly encounter one another takes real courage. We long to live in relationships where people encounter one another and God.
Education is life-long and wholistic. True learning cannot happen outside of real encounter and relationship. The best learning engages the mind, our emotions, our desires and our choices. It penetrates our hearts, our actions and our communities. True learning is more than knowledge. It is governed by love and guides us to become who we were created to be.
We believe that God truly transforms us as we encounter Him in community and learn to follow Him and are with Him. God longs to transform us on the inside—our hearts and character—so that we can bring change on the outside: our behaviors, our families, churches, schools, work, politics. Real transformation changes our identity.