OUR VISION: (what we see)
is a revitalized St. Louis community, where
the love of God in Jesus Christ is reflected, each person’s dignity is recognized, families are renewed, and neighborhoods are restored.
OUR MISSION: (what we do)
In order to contribute toward a revitalized St. Louis community, More Than Carpentry Christian Ministries nurtures individuals through Christian discipleship, offers professional apprenticeships in cabinetmaking and carpentry, and partners with our Wellston neighbors to restore our community.
OUR VALUES: (who we are)
In the Scriptures we are taught to value what Jesus values: faith, hope and love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
- Faith, because God’s goodness inspires our trust.
- Hope, because God has promised to complete His work of restoration and salvation.
- Love, because God first loved us.
We are dependent upon God’s grace as we live in community. We strive for our actions in all areas of ministry, organizational management, and personal relationships to reflect God’s grace through:
- Integrity: consistency in our intentions, words, and actions
- Work: a blessing from God to serve others and to grow in knowledge, skill and wisdom
- Stewardship: a call to manage God’s provision with responsibility
- Reconciliation: experiencing a restoration of peace in our relationships with God and each other through Christ
- Commitment: dedication to our callings with both patience and endurance
- Dignity: each person possessing inherent worth and value because everyone is created in God’s image
- Respect: treating every person according to their infinite worth and value