Lighthouse Goals: Equipping, Partnering, Serving, Loving
In keeping with Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission, Lighthouse core values are:
- Empowering relationships
- Mutual design
- Comprehensive administration
- Qualified leadership
- Appropriate training
- Thorough follow-up
Lighthouse seeks to:
Equip for Cross-Cultural Understanding: Students study the cultural, religious, historical and social aspects of the host country and the importance of entering another culture as humble servant-learners. Students are equipped to walk alongside the local people and begin to understand their lives, beliefs, customs and needs.
Enable Interpersonal Development: Teams develop relationships and work together to strategize, prepare and carry out ministry. As they build community and go deeper, they learn to serve together effectively in a foreign culture and partner in love and service with national Christians and local ministries.
Engage in Service Outreach: Students share Christ’s love, mercy, truth and themselves, putting passion for God into action. They gain experience in cross-cultural outreach and sharing their faith in word and action. They develop their leadership potential, seek justice, grow spiritually and explore God’s purpose for their lives.
Evaluate through Reflection: Experiences, discussion, and journaling serve as catalysts for students to reflect on the biblical view of God’s global purposes, how best to live out His love and truth, the diversity of the worldwide church, and the traits of a world Christian.