To accomplish this mission, we will:
1. Bring life-giving resources and relationships into the homes of single parent families, providing spiritual and physical provision like daily online devotionals, mentoring, support groups, crisis assistance, and a community garden.
2. Envision, equip and encourage the Church to father a fatherless generation; to embrace and disciple single parent families and discover what a blessing and a resource they can be.
3. Be a Hub for single parent family ministry activity and events, supporting and partnering with churches and organizations that share God’s vision to minister to these families in relevant ways.
Seeing single parents and their kids encounter and respond to the transforming love of Jesus and move out of their distress into lives of promise and purpose, and seeing the Church become the primary caregiver to a hurting generation of widows and fatherless.
1. We recognize Jesus as the source of the hope we share and the power behind all we do.
2. We believe the local church can do a better job than the government can of meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of single parent families in their communities, when envisioned and equipped to do so.
3. We believe God’s commission to care for widows and orphans includes any adult who is parenting alone and any child who is experiencing separation from at least one biological parent.
4. We believe in the Good Samaritan model of Christian care (Luke 10:33-37), meaning we are to stop and pick up hurting single parents and at-risk kids, come alongside them with support as they take steps toward healing and freedom in Christ, and make sacrificial investments to help them thrive.
5. We believe serving others is the key to empowerment and transformation. It is the missing link in many other help programs for single parent families, but our plan is to keep it central. When we as single parents volunteer and serve in a missions environment, three things happen:
We take our eyes off of our own misfortunes and no longer feel like victims.
We become more compassionate and discover we can be used by God for a purpose greater than ourselves.
Our vision expands and we become leaders who take ownership of our future.