Who We Are
Maggie, with Robert Morris
THE SHELTERMISSION STATEMENTThe Shelter is a mission center and Christian community for students and young adults dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other. We throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus as best we can.We’re all hurt or hungry in our own ways.We’re all at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called the Bible.We find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and our doubts.We find dignity as God’s image-bearers.We strive to call out that dignity in one another.We all receive, we all give.We are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberal, single, married, gay, straight, evangelicals, progressives, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving, overeducated, undereducated. Yet Christ’s love binds our differences together in unity. At The Shelter, everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable.We are Community. Taken from “Searching for Sunday” by Rachel Held Evans.“You made me to find you; give me strength to seek you” (St. Augustine).