is to make our resources, skills, and experience available to God for the benefit of others, and to encourage others to do the same.
is to see a growing network of people, projects, and organizations connecting to meet the local and global needs of individuals, communities, and churches across the nations.
Challenging mission, exciting vision. How do we do it?
The first step is spiritual. It's great being a First World Christian, living our whole lives in freedom and prosperity and unparalleled abundance of resources. But is it only for us? Are we taking it for granted? As we lift our eyes to see the global church and the conditions in rest of the world, we ask the question "Lord, what do You want to do with all this abundance? Who else do You want to share it with? How can I help?" That begins the Adventure in Availability.
The 21st Century ethos is all about connecting, and we have the technology to do it. Each person, family, church, and organization doesn't have to meet our global challenges alone. We do a much better job when we connect in a fluid, creative, supportive network; whether forming long-term partnerships; short-term alliances that resource a project; empowering and equipping indigenous ministries to bring culturally appropriate solutions; teaching, training, mentoring, and modeling access to the abundant life in Christ.
"Heavenly Father, send us now into the world in peace, and grant us strength and courage to love and serve you with gladness and singleness of heart, through Christ our Lord, Amen."
The Book of Common Prayer