Character

Character.  We strive to reflect the characteristics of Christ.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control”  

Galatians 5:22-23 (NASB)


Humility

Humility.  We exist to serve others, not ourselves.  We seek to reflect a spirit of humble service in all we do.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’”

1 Peter 5:5b (NIV)


Love & Persistence

Love & Persistence.  We are committed to the individuals we serve and their transformation.  We will work tirelessly to ensure everyone has the resources to heal and recover.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)



Integrity

Integrity.  Our interactions with others will be filled with sincerity, honesty, and integrity.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Peter 1:5-8 (NIV)


 

Volunteerism & Service

Volunteerism & Service.  We will provide opportunity for short-term volunteers to serve at Hope Mountain.  We will require residents of Hope Mountain to become involved in volunteer opportunities.  

“Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.”

Ephesians 6:7-8 (NIV)

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself”

Galatians 5:13-14



Collaboration

Collaboration: We are better together. We seek-out opportunities for strategic collaboration with other organizations with similar missions and values.  

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)



Excellence

Excellence: We challenge ourselves to do great work. We actively seek feedback to continually improve and evolve our practices and services.

“He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”

John 15:2 (NIV)

“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”

Philippians 1:9-11 (NIV)



Stewardship

Stewardship: We are committed to responsible oversight of the financial, human, and natural resources entrusted to our stewardship.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.”

1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)



Empowerment

Empowerment:  We will strive to encourage and equip each individual served by Hope Mountain so they may live independent and productive lives.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

Ephesian 4:29 (NIV)

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)