Birthmark Ministries promotes a culture of honor, wisdom and hospitality that values:
1) Intimacy: God created humanity for intimacy.
His passion is to draw us to Him in intimate relationships not only with Him
but through others. Vulnerability and connection draw us to common unity with
our Father and His family.
a. Connection - Prayer
connects us to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This helps us to connect with a
fallen world full of need! Birthmark seeks to build relational connection
with God, and between neighbors through hospitality within the boiler room, by
encouraging Anchor Groups and teaching Biblical meditation.
b. Community - When
brothers and sisters come to common unity it is sweet to the Lord. We value the
unique attributes of God's people the world over. Birthmark seeks to build
unity within community dedicated to prayer, praise and biblical
2) Innovation: God is the Creator the innovator of
all things. Jesus is the creative author and innovative perfector of our faith.
a. Creativity - The Rhema
word of God has the power to create great things. We look to speak what God
speaks and do what we see the father doing. When we do this faithfully, we
participate in God's creative process! Prophetic communication comes by
training the creative soul to see, call forth, and create God’s expressed
desire. Birthmark hopes to restore creativity and prophetic
communication between God and those he pursues.
b. Compassion - Many
of Jesus' miracles proceeded from His compassion for God's people. Jesus’
compassion led him to work innovative and miraculous solutions to the troubles
of God’s people. Birthmark hopes to reach those in need with God’s love through
Spirit lead acts of compassion and missional service.
3) Impartation: God's grace is imparted to His church through
those called to equip His saints. We hope to identify, impart, and empower
gifts in all believers through prayer and partnership. Mission built on a
vision of God’s Heart begins when God imparts His calling on our lives.
a. Cultivation - Our calling
begins with a seed of faith! Seeds grow best when we cultivate the place they
are planted. Birthmark seeks to cultivate a “thin place” where prayer,
presence, and practice lead to faith, knowledge, and wisdom.
b. Commission - Our God is
on a mission to renew all things and restore them to His Kingdom! God invites
us to take part in His mission. Birthmark seeks to participate in Jesus’ mission
to renew all things.
Integrity: God desires that
we become holy as He is holy. This means integrating God’s gifts with our
character. Birthmark strives to let our yes be yes and to allow the Holy Spirit
to develop our fruits along with our gifts.