Mission & Vision
Rock Solid Urban Impact’s mission is to help improve cities by providing practical solutions to real problems. Our vision is to establish faith-based communities, healthy and loving spiritual families, who bring Christ’s kingdom solutions to real problems within impoverished areas around the world.
The Need & Opportunity:
All one has to do is watch the six o’clock news to realize that our cities are in deep trouble. Violence and crime, substance abuse, fractured families are just some of the problems corroding our communities. The gap between the rich and poor is growing dangerously wide, producing hopelessness, alienation, and anger. The situation is more wide-spread and dangerous than most of us realize. The desperation of those living in the inner city will increasingly impact and threaten the suburbs. Everyone needs to recognize the severity of the problem, and contribute to the solution.
We can revive our cities! With the right strategy and support, enough people can be influenced to really make a difference. Most people want to change, but they don’t know how. They may know how, but lack the help. By working together, we can provide the five essential ingredients necessary to alter our communities:
1.) God’s transforming influence
2.) Love and mentoring in supportive relationships
3.) Holistic training that affects the head, heart, and hands
4.) Practical help and opportunities
5.) The dignity of serving those less fortunate in other parts of the world
Our strategy is to not reinforce entitlement which fosters co-dependence and thus enables irresponsibility and dysfunction. It is to equip and empower people, so that they can lead and manage their own lives. The partnership will be provided in such a way that reinforces personal responsibility. Freedom of choice, personal accountability, and consequences will be woven into the programs.
Five main strategies of Rock Solid Urban Impact:
- We teach people how to have an ongoing relationship with God. God changes us from the inside out. He renews our minds, transforms our hearts and alters our character. he changes our identities, restores our self-worth, heals our inner wounds and provides the supernatural grace to live productive, successful lives.
- We place people in loving spiritual families. This provides ongoing positive support, accountability, and mentoring.
- We provide holistic and comprehensive training in how to live successfully. This includes training in life skills, some basic trade skills, communications, business and more.
- We develop city-transforming strategies and programs that provide practical solutions to real problems.
- We train and mobilize people to bring practical help to those in need around the world.