Serving and equipping our neighbors to be community leaders.
We believe that God is renewing all things. The Gospel is the good news that darkness won’t win the day, because Jesus didn’t stay dead. He’s alive, and because of that we have a tangible hope for the future. We believe lives will be changed, and communities will be transformed, because we believe God is renewing ALL things (not some things).
So how is God doing that?
People. More specifically, His people… people who have embraced His love, and been changed by it. At eleos we are trying to align our ministry model with God’s. He changes us, so that He can change the world through us. That ministry model is at the heart of our mission. We want to serve our neighbors in the love of God, so that they might experience the power of God’s love and be changed by it. And as they are being changed by God’s love for them, we want to equip them to serve and love their neighbors in the way of Jesus.
We describe this as vertical formation (receiving the love of God) and horizontal formation (extending the love of God). Each of us is on a formation journey that will last a lifetime. We’re all continuing to plunge the depths of God’s love that we might be further changed by it. And we’re all continuing to learn how to love our neighbors as Jesus has loved us. That’s life… and that’s what we’re inviting students into.