Servant Life Core Values
In Matthew 28, Jesus gives a clear commission for how His believers were to live once He physically left the earth. The call to His disciples then, and to the Church as a whole now remains the same: Go and make disciples of all nations. As we make disciples and teach them to obey Christ’s commands, we strive to focus on three aspects of ministry that are central to our philosophy and practice:
Focus on Gospel-Centered Ministry-
Only the good news of Jesus ultimately has the power to save people from their sins and lead them to a life of hope and freedom. We select mission partners based on their commitment to Scripture, Gospel-Centered ministry, and the opportunity for students to be able to share the good news of Jesus with those with whom they come into contact.
Romans 10:14-15, John 14:6
Focus on One-on-One Relationships-
Ministry happens best within the context of relationships. Our goal is to provide mission experiences that allow students to have extensive, saturated time to build relationships with those they are serving. Whether it is serving as support staff at a camp, ministering to orphans, or teaching English to a refugee from an Unreached country, we want trip participants to form meaningful relationships as a platform to share the life-giving good news of Jesus Christ.
John 4:1-26, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Focus on Youth and Children-
Students don’t need to wait to do ministry. The Lord has proven Himself faithful to use a simple conversation, a warm hug, or a game of tag to build a bridge to share the gospel of Christ with someone else. We believe that God has uniquely positioned teenagers and young adults to creatively and competently minister to their fellow peers and children in a dynamic way.
Matthew 18:1-5, 1 Timothy 4:12