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Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor, Vancouver, Canada

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Address: Chinatown PO Box 88195
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6A 4A5  
Canada
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 100
Number of People Being Served: 100000
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Mission Statement


We are an international movement - a network of teams living in urban poor communities, primarily in Asia, participating with our neighbours to bring hope, justice and transformation through the presence and power of Christ.

Description


God has called us to practise the following five biblical principles: Incarnation We intentionally live with the urban poor, learning from them, building genuine relationships, participating in their lives and struggles, learning their language and their culture, and working out how Jesus? love can best be shown in their context. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Community As well as a commitment to the communities we move into, we have a passion to work together in supportive teams that model the love, care and community that Jesus spoke of. We work with people, not just for them. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wholism We want to see the good news of Jesus proclaimed in word, deed and power. We have a God who is working to renew all things and to restore wholeness of life to individuals and communities, rich and poor alike. We work for justice, proclaim God?s grace, and lift all things to Him in prayer. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Servanthood We follow Jesus who came in humility ?not to be served but to serve?, the path to true leadership. We empower the poor by placing control in their hands and not overpowering them with outside resources or expertise. With courage, we embrace sacrifice and suffering, share faithfully in the life of Jesus and the poor. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simple Lifestyle We commit ourselves to lifestyles of inner and outward simplicity, in order to be free to love and serve God and the poor. Setting aside our ?right? to affluence while there are still those who live in abject poverty, we desire to be a relevant yet prophetic voice in a world preoccupied with self.

God has called us to practise the following five biblical principles: Incarnation We intentionally live with the urban poor, learning from them, building genuine relationships, participating in their lives and struggles, learning their language and their culture, and working out how Jesus? love can best be shown in their context. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Community As well as a commitment to the communities we move into, we have a passion to work together in supportive teams that model the love, care and community that Jesus spoke of. We work with people, not just for them. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wholism We want to see the good news of Jesus proclaimed in word, deed and power. We have a God who is working to renew all things and to restore wholeness of life to individuals and communities, rich and poor alike. We work for justice, proclaim God?s grace, and lift all things to Him in prayer. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Servanthood We follow Jesus who came in humility ?not to be served but to serve?, the path to true leadership. We empower the poor by placing control in their hands and not overpowering them with outside resources or expertise. With courage, we embrace sacrifice and suffering, share faithfully in the life of Jesus and the poor. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simple Lifestyle We commit ourselves to lifestyles of inner and outward simplicity, in order to be free to love and serve God and the poor. Setting aside our ?right? to affluence while there are still those who live in abject poverty, we desire to be a relevant yet prophetic voice in a world preoccupied with self.

Mission Statement: We are an international movement - a network of teams living in urban poor communities, primarily in Asia, participating with our neighbours to bring hope, justice and transformation through the presence and power of Christ.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Jesus is God and through his love for the world offers hope now and for the future. Through the incarnation of Jesus, God has personally shared our human life so that we can share his life. Jesus? life is the perfect model for our lives and ministries. Through Jesus? life, death and resurrection, we can live forgiven and free in God?s kingdom now and forever. Jesus will one day return to bring to completion his Kingdom of justice, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The Bible is true and to be used for all matters of faith and practice. We acknowledge our reliance on the Holy Spirit who changes lives by his gifts and fruit. God?s heart breaks for the poor, the suffering and oppressed of our world - and calls his people to respond. (for a more comprehensive explanation please contact us)


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Program Type:


Homeless Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes