Volunteers in Action serves the community by equipping and enabling Christian volunteers and churches to be Christ’s transforming presence.
To further God’s Kingdom, Volunteers in Action will continue to inspire and support the calling of Christians to be servants in their communities by partnering with churches and agencies to equip and enable volunteers to help others and change lives.
Being Christ’s Transforming Presence
Volunteers in Action prayerfully seeks the Holy Spirit’s guidance in its efforts to be Christ’s transforming presence through equipping and linking volunteers with their neighbors (Luke 10: 27-37), educating church leaders for their role, and resourcing churches to engage with their community.
Building Relationships with the Community
Volunteers in Action furthers God’s Kingdom by building a tapestry of mutually supportive relationships among volunteers, our neighbors, churches, the community, businesses and collaborative agencies.
Education and Equipping
Volunteers in Action values the continuing education and equipping of deacons, church leaders, and volunteers to best be able to love our neighbors around us.
Respect for Diversity
By including the input of the diverse populations we serve into our programs and planning, Volunteers in Action affirms the dignity of all, serving people of every age, race, gender and creed.
Volunteers in Action values and promotes good stewardship of our time, talents, finances and earthly resources. Time and talent stewardship requires development of our gifts in order to serve others. Financial stewardship requires accurate reporting, wise management of resources and encouragement of generous giving. Earthly stewardship requires responsible management of our natural resources and environment.
Volunteers in Action values seeking justice. This involves asking the deeper question about “why” some of our more vulnerable neighbors suffer injustice, and then pursuing an answer. We seek to create awareness of injustice and speak out for justice through advocacy.
Statement of Faith
We believe there is one God, the Creator, who exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and who rules over, provides for and sustains all things.
We believe God has revealed Himself through creation, through Christ and through the Bible, the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe God created all things good, that sin has corrupted humanity and all of creation, that Christ came to redeem His world and that He will return again in power and glory.
We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful humanity through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe God calls, gathers and equips His church through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to be the heart, hands and reflection of Christ in our communities.
We believe Christ’s disciples are called to love God, love our neighbors, proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all and be agents of renewal in a broken world.