"You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You."
~ Saint Augustine
"Without knowledge of self, there is no knowledge of God. Our wisdom, insofar as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves. But as these are connected by many ties, it is not easy to determine which of the two precedes and gives birth to the other."
~ John Calvin
View of Personhood
A person is an 'embodied soul' made in the 'image of God' with complex, intertwined spiritual, biological, psychological and sociocultural facets.
Culture of Change
- distinctively Christian worldview
- relational approach
- emphasis on story
- psychology of worship
- identity formation
- rightly ordered love
- recovery-oriented system of care
- culturally contextualized
- collaborative with local church
Continuity of Care
Polis seeks to partner with local churches and other care providers for a more collaborative, comprehensive process of change. Ultimately, Polis is a conduit to the local church. The church is God's chosen vehicle for sustainable transformation and mission.