These theological principles are fundamental to the agency’s ethos:
The focus of our work is to assist people to experience abundant life. This may involve radical transformation of individual and family values as people undertake a journey of growth and healing towards an abundant and hopeful future.
John 10:10b-11, John 1:4-5, Luke 11:9-10
The focus of our work is to enable people to be healed. People will be challenged to risk undertaking a healing journey, and supported and empowered along their path of healing and growth. To achieve healing people need to be part of a community of healing; whether family, an intimate group, religious fellowship etc. The role of the agency is to facilitate these communities of healing, and work in partnership with them and with Anglican parishes in the Diocese of Rockhampton.
Mk 2:3-9 Acts 2:44-47 and 4:32-37
Justice of the Kingdom of God
The focus of the agency is the welfare and empowerment of the poor, marginalised and vulnerable; people with disability, people who are homeless, perpetrators and survivors of violence, and the economically disadvantaged. This demands that we place ourselves in these stigmatised communities and know them as our friends, and speak and act courageously on their behalf.
Luke 6:20-31, Amos 5-24, Matthew 23
The focus of the agency is to facilitate people’s freedom from that which imprisons them, personally and systematically. This freedom will express itself in people living life abundantly, and acting for those who are marginalised and stigmatised so that they may know freedom.
Luke 4:18-19, John 11:38-44
Leadership of Serving
The nature of leadership within the agency is that of service. This servicing leadership will encourage collegial participation in decision-making, vision formation and liberating action with participants. This leadership will have the characteristics of generosity and celebration of people’s worth.
Mark 10:45, Matthew 5:43-47, Matthew 25:34-40, John 13:12-15
The work of the agency is to celebrate and generate hope in situations of despair and change. This demands hopeful actions in situations of perceived futility.
Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 5:4-5, 15:13 and 1 Corinthians 13:13