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Who we are
Statement of Faith
The Institute of Light Finders confesses God as Creator, Jesus Christ as Savior and is dedicated to
extending the Kingdom of God by uniting youth who are committed to being disciples of Jesus Christ.
Assisting youth to mature into well balanced human beings; that they might enjoy a healthy, happy and full life
as leaders who dedicate themselves to God's Kingdom.
Shine His Light to the Youth!
1. Deep and real relationships are priority; before educational efforts.
2. Youth are individuals with unique attributes and gifts they can offer to others.
3. Participants are the centre of all we do; program development is simply the next level towards excellence.
4. The process is as valuable as the end result.
5. To develop a positive alternative to current youth programs and culture; an alternative that is practically tested and
This movement requires that we as an Institution lay the foundations for others to build upon. Our programs and trainings are continually being developed and adjusted that we might become an example and resource for others. Within our
current program base, we seek to have fun, encourage others, accept our differences and ultimately create an environment
where people can encounter a living God and be changed.
1. Christ Centred
Jesus is the only one who is truly able to change lives. Our first priority is to welcome and include God in all that we do. After all it is only through Gods leading us that we will be able to make this movement and vision a reality.
2. The Campfire Effect
Start a fire small and it will grow stable with time and constant attention. This movement, our programs and our leaders
are developed with this philosophy in mind.
3. Daily Community Living
Full time staff, volunteers, campers, and all our program participants are in some way part of our community.
We hope to develop a strong and stable community among us as a staff, that we might have the capacity and
ability to invite and include our participants in this community.
Our challenge to program participants is to take what they experience in our community and make their own version
for themselves and the people in their life; that they too might come to know God, build meaningful relationships and
gain life changing experiences.
5. Membership Longevity
Building relationships that last is important. Each program we do and each person we meet will hopefully consider
themselves part of our family, we want people who are ready to go through life together and be a support system
for one another.
6. Small Groups
This element of our programs is very important and yet highly unusual for Korean culture. Our focus is on the individual
and building relationships which is only possible in small groups.
7. Healthy Understanding of Recreation
The importance of play and fun is often underestimated in Korean Culture. We hope to highlight some of the positive
aspects of play and recreation to show it is a vital part of our lives.
Responsibility, longevity and expertise are generally not words associated with volunteers, but we feel these are all
necessary. Necessary for our programs, participants and especially for the good and growth of our volunteers.
9. Servant Leadership
Our organization’s structure is less hierarchal and more circular. We believe authority is God given and meant to
empower individual leaders to take responsibility and share that responsibility. Our goal is to be leaders who encourage
beginners and give other people opportunity to learn and grow through their experiences with us.