What do you do when a place is dark where people can barely see, they’re stumbling over things, crashing into each other and getting hurt?
You add light.
We believe that God is the source of all light.
Our response to darkness in the world; to the problems we see, is to be light so those around us can find the Way.
The way we “be light” is to live and teach what we learn from God. The Way we learn from God is through God’s Son Jesus the Christ.
This is not just an idea. I wake up every day working by the grace of God to contribute light in some way to those around me, starting with each of you.
And, if you’re not actively being light or reflecting it, you are being something that blocks light -causing darkness.
God has given each of us gifts and a heart to address specific needs in our world, so there are many ways to be light.
Over the years by living in our home, you’ve either heard or experienced it in some way implicitly, but I want to state explicitly how our family seeks to be light.
What are we doing as a family?
Our family creates healthy places to nurture fruitful people, always starting with you.
We aim to promote “homes”; ecosystems of well-being by targeting specific areas (think our family, community, schools, etc.) and trying to cultivate as many people there to help and not harm those around them.
Why are we doing it?
Our family’s top priority is to promote Life and to help people thrive. Life is having a heart that results in a healthy relationship to everything around you; promoting life and not death. We believe that you get this life through believing Jesus. To thrive is to have well-being that overflows into others. That means having enough (spiritually, physically and materially) to meet your needs, enough to enjoy and enough to share.
Why am I telling you this?
So that you understand our motivation, why we get up every morning, why we make the decisions that we make, how our resources are allocated and why. And, so you can choose whether you want to participate at a level beyond compulsory obedience.
Our decision making calculus is simple: make the choice(s) that results in the most people having Life and thriving, always starting with those entrusted to our care (you).
The ultimate vision is the Great Home which is the church; a network of individual homes that work together and are committed to being healthy places where people can share Life and thrive. Through fellowship with people we’ve invested in and others who are like-minded, our goal is to spread light throughout the world.