Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
— Mark 1:35 (NIV)


What We’re Passionate About
We believe God created us to live from a place of rest.
Demonstrated by -

• resting in our identity as children of God
• experiencing the easy yoke and light burden provided by Jesus
• abiding in Jesus and remaining dependent on His Spirit
• living a rhythm of rest and work
• ceasing to strive for purposeful renewal

Key Scriptures - Genesis 1:26-2:4, Galatians 4:6-7, Matthew 11:28-30, John 15:1-5, Romans 8:11, Galatians 5:22-23, 25

We believe God is making us new.
Demonstrated by -

• a commitment to being a lifelong learner of Jesus
• believing that God will continue the good work he has started in us until it is finished
• attending to how God is currently transforming us and our relationships with others
• a recognition that God restores us to previous places and takes us to fresh, new places
• listening and responding to the movement of the Holy Spirit as we cooperate with divine shifts in our lives

Key Scriptures - Ecclesiastes 3:1, Isaiah 42:9, 43:19 & 48:6, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 1:6, Hebrews 12:1-2, Matthew 22:37-38, Romans 12:2

We believe God invites us to withdraw to solitary places.
Demonstrated by -

• disengaging for the purpose of unhurried communion with the Father
• a recognition that times of pruning and abiding precede seasons of growth and fruitfulness
• believing that intentional times of retreat yield greater dependence on Jesus and power in the Spirit
• enjoying intimacy with God through silence, solitude, prayer and meditation

Key Scriptures - Mark 1:35, Mark 6:46-47, Luke 4:42, Luke 5:15-16, Luke 6:12-13

We believe God created us to be known.
Demonstrated by -

• seeing the uniqueness and personhood of another
• exploring the inner realities of someone else’s soul
• discovering the good work God is doing in another
• having a vision for how someone else is becoming

Key Scriptures - Genesis 1:27, Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 1:48, John 5:6, Philippians 1:6

We believe God invites us to enter the battle for someone else’s soul.
Demonstrated by -

• joining another on their spiritual journey with respect
• entering pain and difficulty with curiosity and compassion
• encouraging others with the good news of the gospel
• moving toward others with relational impact

Key Scriptures - Matthew 9:36, Mark 3:5, Mark 10:21;27, 1 Corinthians 3:6, Hebrews 3:13, Hebrews 10:24