Our mission is to bring those far from God, near. We do this by connecting them vertically to God through the power of Jesus Christ and horizontally with each other through community and fellowship.
Every student in NEO Impact will prayerfully integrate their faith into all aspects of life.
Biblical IQ: Neo Impact invites students to become astute learners and teachers of the scriptures, growing a deeper and wider knowledge of text, through reading, studying, and meditating. Students will engage the biblical text with responsible observation, interpretation, and application to their lives (1 Tim 2:16-18, Psalm 119).
Community: We encourage students to live their lives within the context of a group of people that leads to intentional, transparent, honest, and loving relationships. These relationships should reveal the very nature of God to one another and the world. The local church plays a critical role in providing and nurturing these relationships. NEO Impact stands in partnership with and depends on the church. We are from the church, of the church, and desire to help build and strengthen the church’s dynamic to witness in our community, broader society, and the world (John 13:35).
Discipleship: NEO Impact invites students to become followers of Christ through surrendering their lives to Jesus’ Lordship. We train mature believers to invest in relationships with inexperienced believers to help them walk with Jesus for a lifetime. (Matt 28:18-20, II Tim 2:1-2, I Thess. 2:8-12)
Evangelism: NEO Impact equips students to confidently share their faith in Jesus Christ with others by the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the outcomes to God. (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, I Cor. 15:1-4)
Ethnic Identity: God is sovereign (all-powerful and purposeful) and made humanity uniquely and intentionally to display the Lord’s power and glory. We are made in God’s image and therefore God values our ethnicity. Students, thus, should embrace their Christian and ethnic identities, using both to God’s glory. (Jer. 1:5; Ps 139:13-15)
Holiness: God calls believers to be holy, set apart, and Godly in character and conduct. We live according to God’s Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a continuous process that starts when we begin our relationship with and continues until we see God face-to-face(2 Tim. 1:9, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Heb. 12:14).
Justice: Seeking to value, hold as worthy, and treat with dignity every human being as made in the image of God. Therefore, each is equally valuable, worthy of life, and to be treated with dignity. When a group or an individual is wronged or oppressed, it is our responsibility as disciples of Christ to advocate for the righteous treatment of their humanity. (Micah 6:8, Psalms 82: 3-4)
Missions: Impact invites students to take the good news of Jesus Christ, through word and actions, to those who haven’t heard; locally, nationally and globally. (Acts 1:8, Matt 24:14)
Prayer: Prayer is an intimate (speaking and listening) conversation with God, through which God and the believer engage in relationship, individually and corporately. (Philippians 4:4-7; Colossians 1:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18)
Stewardship: Our life and lifestyle are not our own but God’s. We live as managers of resources (time, relationships, talents, education, career, gifts, money, etc), understanding that we will account for utilizing all God has entrusted to us for the Lord’s glory and the benefit of others. (Acts 4:32-37, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15)