Vision and Values


To alleviate suffering caused by disasters and chronic human need through mobilizing the global Christian community into compassionate action.


To become a leading volunteer training and response force, bringing hope to those affected by crisis or disaster.

Core Values

  • Reverencing and referencing God in all we do
  • Responding to worldwide disasters and crises quickly and effectively
  • Empowering volunteers for rapid deployment
  • Partnering with others to maximize effectiveness
  • Demonstrating the transforming work of God in the lives of responders and those we serve
  • Maintaining high standards of professionalism in decisions and actions
  • Loving people one individual at a time
  • Serving others with bravery, compassion and integrity


  • To prepare for disasters through training and strategic planning
  • To take action through immediate response and relief at disaster sites worldwide
  • To proactively help disaster survivors through recovery and development programs as well as serving in areas of chronic, pre-existing need