As we prepared to celebrate ten years of service, the CWEF staff and board gathered to define our organizational values of people, service, trustworthiness and creativity.

People: We believe each person has inherent value and unique God-given strengths.  With this in mind, we seek to treat everyone we interact with as gifts from God rather than as tools or objects.  Reflecting the love of Christ through authentic care and development of people is the most important goal of our work. 1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV

Service: As Christ demonstrated through His death and resurrection, service and sacrifice on behalf of others saves lives and creates lasting change.  We strive to follow Christ’s example to the best of our ability with the support and direction of the Holy Spirit.  Mark 10:42-45 ESV

Trustworthiness: In Jesus Christ, we have a reliable and trustworthy cornerstone. We can trust him – he is the same yesterday, today and forever. We seek to emulate him by developing genuine relationships that encourage interdependence, reliability, transparency and integrity. Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 13:8 ESV

Creativity: God the Creator breathed his own life into us and designed us in his own image. We steward his gift of creativity by encouraging curiosity. We ask challenging questions and seek to foster an environment that stimulates learning and experimentation. We recognize that thoughtful data collection and analysis supports our creativity and helps to inspire new ideas.  Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7