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Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Long Beach Rescue Mission is a place of healing and hope serving the greater Long Beach community by improving the quality of life of the hurting and homeless through loving and equipping them to be reconciled: 

  • to God
  • to self
  • to family
  • to society

Vision Statement

The vision for Long Beach Rescue Mission is to deepen and strengthen its programs, communicate its unique work, build a dynamic and committed team of employees and volunteers, broaden its financial support and plan carefully for its future in order to more faithfully and effectively carry out its mission.

Core Values

A Place

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We value the creation of a place that says you are welcome, that this is where you can be reconciled and heal. We value staff and volunteers who treat our clients as guests coming through our doors. The physical characteristics of this place say to the surrounding neighborhood and community that this is a place for spiritual and physical healing. Finally, this place creates the context where our guests, staff, volunteers, donors and the public are introduced to a relationship with Christ and eternal rest in Him. (Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9)

Healing

We value the work of enfolding a hurting community by extending the tools to help overcome mental and physical weaknesses by ministering the healing love of God to the whole person – spirit, mind, body, emotions, will and relationships. We value innovative ideas, courageous change and seizing critical moments. In all of our activities, we value the principles of inclusiveness, cultural sensitivity and compassion. (Psalm 147:3, 1 Corinthians 12:28, James 5:16, 1 Corinthians 12:9)

Hope

We value our call to be a beacon of hope to everyone, offering people a chance to deal with the issues in their lives through a relationship with Christ, the resources to work through those issues, and a constant reminder that change is possible. (Romans 15:13, 1 Corinthians 14:7, Ephesians 1:18, 2 Thessalonians 2: 16 – 17)

Serving

We value serving the whole person in mind, body and spirit. We value serving others with humility, treating all people with dignity and respect. We value the opportunity to meet or exceed the expectations of those we serve. (Romans 12:11, Galatians 5:13, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 4:10, Jude 1:7)

Loving

We value the love of Jesus Christ emanating from us to the hurting and homeless. We value showing respect and warmth by listening carefully to all we come into contact with in our community and by finding the best resources for their situation. (Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 13:1, 1 Peter 4:8)

Equipping

We value equipping our program men and women, guests and clients in all areas of personal and spiritual enrichment by instilling in them a sense of confidence; lasting recovery; and significance at home, church, and work. (Ephesians 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:17)

Reconciliation

We value reconciliation for all broken or strained relationships whether they exist in the lives of our clients, our fellow employees, volunteers, donors, business contacts or in our relations with the community around us. We value our role in taking prompt action; following through; and providing the Biblical instruction, counsel, time and tools necessary to bring healing to broken relationships. (II Corinthians 5:17-20, Colossians 1:20 – 21)

Everything in Jesus Christ

We value continuing the work of Jesus Christ through evangelizing, discipline, and serving the spiritual and physical needs of the disadvantaged. We value people as eternal beings created in God’s image with inherent dignity and worth, redeemable by God and capable of living a life of meaning and purpose. We value all interactions as opportunities to love people, that through us the gospel of Jesus Christ might transform their lives. (Joel 2:32, John 14:13, Romans 10:13, Philippians 10:9, Colossians 3:17)

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