We seek to engage the culture of today's youth by teaching and discipling in a creative way, while being transparent about who we are and letting the truth of scripture guide our lives.
Today's teens are creatives. Bottom line. They are questioning everything and they are proving to be today's innovators. In a world where teens are only listening to creatives, we strive to be just that. We've thrown away molds and preconceived notions, and our way of doing ministry remains a blank canvas, open to any good ideas come our way.
The best leaders aren't perfect, they're real. We are a collective of student and adult leaders and as such we must be transparent about who we are. While we strive to live godly lives, grow spiritually, and have a better understanding of God, we are still flawed. To pretend to be perfect would be counterproductive and in being transparent, all who are a part of our program are free to be themselves. Flaws and all.
We are completely governed by truth. Everything we do, believe, say, and teach is from scripture and we will never dilute that. When we invest in our students, we do so truthfully, though it may be painful. When we teach we do so truthfully, though it may be uncomfortable. Here, you will find complete and open honesty, and with it-a breath of fresh air.
the "412" in our name comes from I Timothy 4:12 which says "Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." We love this verse because it tells us not to LET anyone think less of us because of our youth. Well, the way you do that is to obey what it says and simply set the standard and be the example. That is our mission.