Our North Star is seeing people live life to the fullest, aware of who they are designed to be. We want people to come as they are but not stay as they are, as they discover who Jesus is and who they could be when in relationship with him.
"Anyone who goes through me will be cared for. Will freely go in and out and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life...more and better life than they ever dreamed of." John 10:10
Aloha is the Hawaiian word for love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy. It is commonly used as a simple greeting, but it's so much more. Aloha is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.
It is two words: “Alo” meaning face to face and “Ha” Meaning breath. Aloha means mutual regard and affection. It extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
While we work hard to spread the gospel, we will also be people who rest.
We believe in innovation and industry. We do inspired things and we do tedious things to get the job done. We value both the creative and the industrious: the artist and the laborer. The element of surprise has high priority at Aloha. And so does the spiritual discipline of prayer, solitude and rest.
You'll find us on the beach, the court, the mountain, the trail, the museum, the park, the market, rooting for sports teams and engaging in conversations about politics, religion and love. As we engage in rest, we hope the city will learn to rest the way God intended too. Because when we rest we trust the real work is being done by God. Rest is rooted in trust; it's where we practice and display our assurance in God.