What We Believe

 

Prayer:

We believe prayer is the foundation of all we do and by engaging God’s heart through prayer, we are able to see real change occur in our community and in our world.

Partnership:

We believe in partnership with God and each other, and in doing the work of the good news where there is oppression in the form of human trafficking and related forms of modern day slavery.

We partner in God’s work to seek justice and reconciliation so that the church and community can live fully in all we are called to be.

We engage with groups in the community, including law enforcement, NGO’s, churches, social clubs, and businesses. We recognize we cannot fight injustice well on our own, and call others to collaboration and unity as we all find our place in fighting for justice. We partner with any group, individual or organization seeking to address human trafficking through unified collaboration and a victim centered approach.

Prevention:

We believe education is the first step in preventing and intervening in human trafficking.

We see many instances in which human trafficking is preventable, and strive to model and teach a way of life that keeps men, women, and children from being bought and sold as commodities.

Our Biblical Foundation:

God tells us in Micah 6:8 what our proper and natural response is to be when we have experienced his goodness and love. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

Jesus came to proclaim, in word and in action, the good news of the Kingdom of God!  He was sent to reconcile all things to Himself, for the glory of God. All things include all people, creation, systems, communities, and every other created thing. In his ministry of reconciliation, things that were broken are made new, whole, and heal, and what they were made to be.

We join Jesus’ mission in Luke 4:18-19.  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to preach the gospel to the poorHe has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”