Written by Rhonda J. Hawley
Who are we?
We are organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the correspondingsection of any future federal tax code.
The mission of this organization shall include:
1. To change our world based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ.
2. To present a highly structured weekend experience based on Via de Cristo® Essentials and Methods to strengthen and renew the faith of individuals, strengthen and renew their families, congregations, communities and other people in their lives.
3. To provide and promote an on-going means of perseverance in the member’s life in the 4th Day following the weekend experience.
We provide encouragement and methods for Christians to strengthen their faith, grow as believers, renew with other Christians, and live the life that God has intended… in Grace and Love, with the purpose of being salt and light to our families, our communities and to the world.
We ARE NOT a church… we are here to help strengthen and encourage faith WITHIN the church.
We ARE NOT here to take members away from any church… we are here to support and inspire through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We ARE NOT a religion… we are here to help build up and boost Christians from all walks of life to Live and Serve like Jesus in all areas of our lives… even OUTSIDE the church.
Our members are Children of God who have passion and compassion for All of God’s Children… and have the desire to GROW in relationship with God through Piety, Prayer, Study and Apostolic Action.
We exist to BUILD UP and help GROW Lay Leadership within the Church.
It’s this simple… be a friend, make a friend, bring a friend to Christ.
We are recognized as a part of the National Lutheran Secretariat of Via de Cristo.
We are recognized as an extension of Faith Formation by the Eastern North Dakota Synod of the ELCA.
by Rhonda J. Hawley