Global Partnerships Values
Global Partnerships exists on the belief that God is a Sending God: sending Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church into the world to reconcile God with humankind and the earth, to proclaim good news to the poor and weary, to seek and find those that have lost their way, to heal the sick and broken, to free those in bondage, and to bring justice and peace. This means that God is already at work around the world, in culture and in communities, and we want to participate in what God has been, is, and will continue to do around the world to glorify His name.
Worship & Intercessory Prayer
Global Partnerships members seek to worship God through our lives-through what we think, say, and do.
We believe it is important to rejoice in the LORD, give thanks, and pray for each other’s needs (Philippians 2:4-9). We also believe it is important to pray for God’s Kingdom to come, to ask God to bring justice, healing, freedom, and restoration to our world.
Global Partnerships participants are encouraged to explore different styles of worship and prayer, to learn about the worship traditions of our partners, and to seek ways to worship God through daily living.
Diversity & Culture
We celebrate diversity and include people of different races, ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic and worship backgrounds, and help everyone find a place in this community to genuinely express themselves.
We seek out multicultural experiences, ministry opportunities, and relationships, holding in equally high esteem the diverse cultures and lives of all people.
We seek to Glorify God and recognize God’s presence within our cultures and our partners’ cultures.
Service & Advocacy
Following the example of Christ, we seek to serve God and serve others. Humbly we serve alongside our partner organizations in their communities, reaching out to vulnerable and marginalized people. Global partnership trips are transforming experiences, encouraging students to serve beyond the limits of a short-term trip.
We serve our partner organizations year-round by advocating on their behalf, educating our friends, churches and classmates on how our partners are impacting the world for God and what we can do to join them.
Students have opportunities to volunteer through out the city of Chicago and abroad on a regular basis. Students can learn about other opportunities for service through Urban Outreach and the annual Missions Expo.
Hospitality & Community
Global Partnerships affirms the ministry of hospitality as an expression of God's character and the value of people. We seek ways to practice hospitality towards each other, our Global Partners, and the larger community that surrounds us.
Global Partnerships believes community is important, and seeks to build relationships between the students, staff and faculty on campus. We do this by meeting regularly with our Global Partnership teams, inviting the campus to cultural events, collaborating with the cultural associations on campus, and inviting international students to fellowship with us and share their stories.