The Found as a community has a set of values that shapes the way we connect, love people, love God and build the Kingdom together.
1. Te Tiriti o Waitangi: At The Found, we are dedicated to understanding and applying the four key principles of the Treaty of Waitangi: partnership, protection, participation, and permission. Our commitment extends to embracing Kaupapa Maori and Te Reo Maori in all aspects of our gatherings, written and verbal communication, discipleship, and pastoral care processes. We believe that by embodying these principles, we can foster a more inclusive and respectful community that honors the rich cultural heritage of our land.
2. Growth and Discipleship: In our pursuit of a deeper connection with Christ, The Found places a strong emphasis on growth and discipleship. We are committed to continuously expanding our faith and understanding through intentional learning and spiritual development. Additionally, we value the significance of mentorship and accountability, engaging in supervision to nurture and strengthen our relationship with God.
3. Mental Health and Wellbeing: At The Found, we recognize the importance of caring for the mental health and wellbeing of our members. Guided by Biblical principles, we strive to create an atmosphere of love and support, where everyone feels valued and cared for. Our commitment extends to providing appropriate time management, supervision, and pastoral care. Furthermore, we endeavor to ensure that anyone in need of professional counseling or pastoral support receives the necessary financial provisions.
4. Hospitality and Celebration: Genuine joy and celebration mark the life of faith at The Found. We believe in living our lives joyfully and with thanksgiving, celebrating the love and grace of Jesus. As a community, we extend hospitality to one another, embracing each other's joys and triumphs, while also supporting each other during times of hardship and sorrow.
5. The Next Generation: The Found is passionate about reaching the next generation for Christ. We are committed to creating innovative and relevant ways to engage and disciple the youth in our community. Embracing a nurturing and supportive environment, we aim to guide and mentor the younger generation, equipping them to become faithful followers of Christ who impact the world around them positively.
6. Sustainability: Grounded in the Biblical principle of stewardship, The Found takes responsibility for caring for God's creation. Following the teachings in Genesis 1:26-28, we strive to be mindful of our resources, time, finances, and consumption. We actively seek ways to reduce waste, utilize renewable resources, and support local and organic products. By collaborating with local organizations, we aim to foster a sense of community while caring for the environment.Pioneering,
7. Pioneering, Planting and Building: As a community, we are committed to establishing places of worship that serve as centers for the community. At The Found, we envision Whare Karakia as spaces that go beyond traditional worship, offering community education workshops, counseling and family support, ministry training, arts and music venues, retreat facilities, cafes, and community gardens. Through the establishment of such spaces, we aim to meet the needs of the community, allowing the Kingdom of God to flourish here on earth.