1. It’s about relationships. Relationships are an end goal (John 17:21-23). We value relationships with our ministry partners and the people we serve more than accomplishing projects. Biblical based relationships guide how we serve.
2. Indigenous Led/Indigenous Driven – The goal of long term sustainability is deeply rooted in local stakeholders. We will come alongside our partners to help where we can, but they will drive their own programs.
3. Our partnerships will apply the holistic approach to ministry. This is defined as serving the needs of the whole person – social, mental, physical and spiritual. This is how Christ met people where they were, and it is what we want to do as well. Every program or project we are involved with will have this as the foundation.
4. Peer Partnership vs. Paternal Partnerships (Philippians 2:3-8) - Healthy relationship demands that we not only consider others better then ourselves, but that we consider what their interests may be and then act on those considerations.