Respect for culture Material used in Clubs and Classes is culturally relevant to the young people served. The ethnicity of those served will be well represented in the staff and volunteer force. Revelations 7:9
Unrelenting commitment to racial unity. We are committed to be a racially diverse body of believers, serving together in loving reconciled relationships, fully and wholeheartedly for one another, under the Lordship of Christ. All hired staff will be persons walking in a mature healing and wholeness in regard to racial issues, well established in their identity in Christ, so that they can lead by example in the many spheres we have opportunity to influence. Ephesians 4:1-32 and especially verses 3-5
Relevant, wholesome content Material used in Clubs and Classes is relevant to life issues youth are facing and is wholesome, constructive and uplifting in nature. All values and principles taught through clubs and classes are to be consistent with Biblical truth. Leviticus 20:7
High staff to child ratio CITC is committed to 1 staff or volunteer to every 5 youth served in Clubs and 1 adult to every 8 children served in Classes.
Mutuality A mutuality of sharing, giving and receiving is emphasized between those served and those serving. Acts 20:35
Faithfully represent Gods character We seek to demonstrate the creative and exciting character of God and the love, joy, power, blessings and victory we have in Christ effectively and faithfully in programs. In this way we aim to honor our creator and see young people genuinely drawn into the kingdom. As an organization we are committed to the highest standards of integrity in all that we do. Matthew 5:16
Ensure solid spiritual commitment We aim to communicate the message of redemption clearly and accurately, in the power and leading of Holy Spirit, so that when decisions for Christ are made, they are solid and true. Matthew 13:8
Faithfully nurture disciples We commit to ensure that souls birthed into the kingdom of God are covered by prayer and receive opportunity for effective nurture and training. Matthew 28:19-20
These priorities guide all that we do in Clubs In The City ministry
Love in word and action We demonstrate the love of Christ through meaningful relationships with youth and families served and provision of opportunity. In word, we share the truths of Christ, making known His gift of redemption and the power He offers to live a life of hope and blessing. James 2:14 Psalm 119:24
Emphasis on relationship The work is approached in the context of faithful, consistent, long term relationships with youth and families, to build understanding and trust.
Empowered by prayer We believe that no good work has spiritual power or life-giving, eternal results without the power of God infusing all that man does. We also believe there will be many obstacles to our service that can best be overcome by prayer. Prayer is a priority of all who serve. Ephesians 6:18 James 5:15 Psalm 20:7
Experiential learning Active methods of learning are emphasized to make learning fun and effective for a media-saturated generation. Phil. 4:9
Solid behavior management Firm boundaries, in the context of respect, patience and unconditional love, are maintained in club meetings and classes. Consequences assist youth in learning and problem solving and avoid punitive measures. Ephesians 6:4 Proverbs 13:24 Hebrews 12:6
Well equipped staff Full-time staff have a call to youth work and missions and are formally equipped through college education and a qualified missions school. All volunteers receive training to work with an at-risk population. II Timothy 2:2 Matthew 5:14 II Timothy 2:15