Everything good flows out of relationship with the Father. Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” (John 5:29 ESV) We are committed to gazing on the Father. We realize the absolute necessity of following Jesus and seeking and hearing God individually and in community.

We are made for relationship with our Creator. Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven…” (Matthew 6:9 ESV) In Awaken, our vision is to awaken the hearts of the sons and daughters and create a family centered around the presence of God. Jesus gave two great commandments, “Love God, and love others.” (Matthew 22:36-40, paraphrase) We encourage intentional investment of relationships to build bonds and dream together.

Just before he ascended, Jesus issues a commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:16-20 ESV) We want to send people and build communities in the world to seek and love the lost sons and daughters while introducing them to their heavenly Father and teaching them His ways.