VOCATION
“How can any one remain interested in a religion which seems to have no concern with nine-tenths of his life?”
Dorothy Sayers

Many people have grown up in a church context that has unintentionally taught a sacred and secular divide. This can create a feeling that the “true” work of ministry can only take place inside the walls and programs of the local church. We believe the scriptures teach a more robust vision of ministry found in God's original creation mandate, and the renewal mandate as taught by Jesus in the Kingdom of God. God is not just interested in how we behave at church, but how we faithfully follow Jesus the other six days of the week. Our goal is to empower people to clarify and pursue their vocational calling—seeking the flourishing of their industry and city by participatng in Gods redemptive work to give people a taste of the Kingdom full of goodness, truth and beauty.


JUSTICE
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6 v 8

There is a growing disparity in our world today between the rich and the poor. One of the initial signs of the health of the early church was that “there were no needy people among them”. We desire to identify, engage and empower people to address the great economic, environmental and social injustices in our day.


CIVILITY
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Colossians 4 v 6

In a pluralistic society, many people no longer feel prepared or comfortable to graciously engage people of other faiths and worldviews. As a result we can feel threatened, intimidated or paralyzed. This causes us to react—creating stereotypes, naming villains and dismissing others' opinions without consideration. We seek to create conversational spaces that enable people to respectfully engage one another, despite their greatest differences.