Our Mission, Vision
and Core Values



Our Mission


Urban Family Ministries exists to strengthen families and change lives by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the urban core of Grand Rapids through relational, spiritual and economic empowerment.


Our Vision

To serve as a safe haven for families and youth by developing a community in the heart of urban Grand Rapids which provides a place for Christ-centered lives and skills to be developed.  Within this community, we can help to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the family within an environment of grace while raising up community leaders.


Our Core Values

  • Vital, Growing Personal Relationship with Christ

         Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 3:10

  • The Truth and Sufficiency of Scripture for the Whole of Life

         II Timothy 3:16-17

  • The Transforming Power of the Gospel

         I Thessalonians 1:2-10

  • The Leading and Empowering of the Holy Spirit

         Galatians 5:16-18

  • God-honoring Excellence

         Colossians 3:23

  • Having God’s Love for Others

         1 Corinthians 13

  • Importance of Family

         1 Timothy 5:8; Ephesians 5 & 6; Deuteronomy 6:4-8

  • Unity of Purpose

         Ephesians 4:1-3

  • Joyful, Christ-centered Service

         Philippians 2:3-5; 4:4

Support

The task of reaching the children and families of the inner-city for Jesus is too big for only a handful of people. That's why God gave us each other. Many faithful partners work with us to see the Lord's mission at Urban Family Ministries come to reality.  Won't you join us?