The mission of Against the Grain is to educate and empower men and women who have a history of abuse, addiction or negative cycles to achieve and fully experience their unique, God-given potential.
- that every man, women and child has been created by God’s design with a purpose.
- that everyone has strengths and assets and can contribute to society.
- that it is possible to facilitate a positive transformation, regardless of previous choices or circumstances and cycles of abuse, additions and dysfunction can be overcome.
- that the Bible contains practical instruction to accomplish the goals stated above and is used as the first reference and final authority in the transformational process.
- that freedom and joy come from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- that the Church and Christians are called to be in relationship with our communities to reach out in love and model Christ-like behavior.
- that benevolence alone, without life-skills assistance, is detrimental to the physical, emotional and spiritual life of those who give and those who receive.
- To provide educational and life-skills training from a biblical perspective.
- To provide hope and healing, to those affected by abuse, addictions or negative cycles, through practical Bible studies that provide healthy answers to real life experiences and situations.
- To provide resources and training to individuals, churches and organizations that seek to effectively minister to “the least of these”.
Core Operating Values
The following core operating values influence the culture and public image of AtG as an effective teaching organization serving a wide variety of individuals, families, and community institutions.
Faith – AtG believes that sustained life change is possibly through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Respectfulness – AtG honors people by encouraging them to take control over and rebuild his/her own life.
Diversity – AtG recognizes that generational-cycles of poverty, abuse and addiction are part of all races and ethnicities; we seek to assist as many people as our financial resources support.
Integrity and Accountability – AtG has the highest level of integrity in its administrative, service and outreach activities; we tie these activities directly to our mission, and we maintain and report our records accurately.
Partnerships – AtG utilizes a wide variety of partnerships (ie: churches, jails, recovery houses and other social service organizations) and advocates for quality service by all partners.
Advocacy – AtG educates the public and advocates for the long-term best interests of the men and women served by our agency.
Financial Sustainability – AtG believes that its work in providing training and materials to those it serves will be needed for many years into the future. Therefore, we strive to deliver on our mission with thoughtful strategic choices and ensure we have sufficient financial resources.
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