As a faith-based organization rooted in the foundations of scripture, we honor and adhere to these biblical principles: that the beauty of God’s character is only fully reflected when we take into account the rich diversity of ethnicity, age, and gender present in the world today; that the mission of God, which begins in the garden and ends in the city is the fullest manifestation of the design of diversity that God has built into the created order; that God’s heart is revealed in all God’s people of all nations and all tribes.
For this reason, working towards inclusion and diversity is not an effort we tack on at the end of a mission statement or in an effort to check boxes on a form. Rather, because of the design of God’s creation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are features of the Kingdom of God that generates dignity, creativity, energy, and innovation.
Because of these convictions, New City Kids will hold itself to these practices:
These affirmations are rooted in and derived from the following scripture:
Isaiah 61:1-4 God uses people of every background and social status and especially empowers the disenfranchised to be transformed into agents of change to bring about the renewal of the city for his glory.
John 1:1,14 God not only created humanity, but in an act of staggering love, God became human with the result that all humanity doubly reflects the personhood of God.
Galatians 3:28 In the Kingdom of God there is radical equality that cuts across current cultural divisions.
Acts 17:26-27 All ethnicities reflect the image of God, and God’s design is for all them to exist. God is equally available to people of any nation, tribe or language.
Revelation 7:7-9 God is intentionally moving history from parochial to inclusive, from the garden to the city, from the division of the tower of Babel to the integrity of many languages and peoples enriching each other. God’s design is a unity in diversity that will incorporate people of every tribe, nation, language, and color in a final reflection of who God is.