Our Mission


Mission: Develop strategies to meet the needs of the urban poor in Richmond.

Vision Statement:
Defeat poverty in the lives of our urban neighbors.

Our Goals:

  • Build vital relationships through effective Christian community.
  • Mobilize resources of the church to serve the poor in the City.
  • Empower organizations and ministries seeking to reach our urban neighbors.
  • Minister to the urban poor by sharing the love and hope of Christ.

Our Core Values:

The Church
We serve as an arm of the Church, upholding its role in ministering to the needs of the poor (Eph. 4:11-12)

People
We believe that every person has a valued place in the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12-15, Ps. 8:4)

Relationship
We are called to be in community with other believers to support God’s Kingdom work (Heb. 10:24-25)

Education
We enable others to be educated in order to produce opportunities and enable them to more effectively steward the gifts with which they have been entrusted (Prov. 23:12 & 24:3-4)

The Work
We enable others to work so that they can in turn give to others (Titus 6:17-19)