Restore Personhood and Dignity
Through various experiences, soul injuries, or distortions, many people lose their own sense of value. We teach the skills needed to eradicate the effects of systemic and relational oppression such as low self esteem, low self efficacy, and mind barriers. Reclaim the endowment of self rule each human being is entrusted as their birthright. That is an authority innately given by God and reiterated through the gospel. (John 10:18; Galatians 6:5)
Changing thoughts is not as simple as just telling yourself to think differently. Human thought patterns are subject to experiences, younger interpretations and perceptions, assumptions, and underlying scripts which we may not consciously be aware. We value the process of learning to develop thoughts that are healthy and whole. Thoughts are seeds that help us make decisions and execute actions. With the right skills, humans have power to create thoughts intentionally while weeding out the thoughts that harm our souls. (Romans 8:6-11; Romans 12:2; II Corinthians 10:3-5)
Restore Emotional Health
Emotions are powerful indicators of what we need. We value learning to work with our emotions, appreciate each and every emotional experience, and invite God in to our emotions with honesty and freedom. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Romans 12:15; Ephesians 4:26; John 11:33-35)
Restore Family Relational Health
Family connections write the felt experience of love within our souls. Whether this is healthy or harmful can perpetuate cycles in all of our relationships. Some connections might create an understanding of love that invites harmful treatment in relationship. Boundaries are essential in restoring health to families. We value the humble and kind application of strong boundaries in relationships. The strengthening of families has resounding impact on humanity as a whole.
Restore Community Vibrance
Whether the community is a neighborhood, church, friendships, workplace, school, or team, people connecting together is vital to overall health and wholeness. Communities can create painful experiences that harm and also can be a place to flourish.
There is no way forward in life without hope. We value the necessity of finding barriers and making pathways to hope.