City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women, and children who are poor or homeless.

As an evangelical Christian ministry, we are committed to conducting business with the following guiding principles and core values:

Christ Centered — We will stay true to our heritage and to our God by centering all we do on and around the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only way to eternal life in heaven. “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1

Biblically Based — We are committed to using God’s Word, the Bible, in all of our ministries and programs. We will submit to the Bible as our final authority. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the people of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

Accountability — We will place ourselves in the position of being answerable for all our actions toward clients, businesses, staff members, and supporters. We will also wisely and responsibly use all that God provides. “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the Word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:2

Compassion — We will minister to God’s human creation with kindness and with genuine concern. “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matthew 9:36; “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Family — We believe that the family is a precious creation of God and was designed by Him to be the base unit of society and ideally composed of a husband, wife and, if God allows, children. “If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8

Gratitude — We will seek to exemplify and instill in others an attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for what God and others have done to bring blessing into our lives. “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6

Hope — As a staff of Christians who have experienced God’s amazing forgiveness, we know there is great hope for every individual we minister to no matter how “hopeless” they might appear. As a ministry, we extend and restore hope to the broken and hurting. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Humility — We will conduct ourselves in such a way that reflects the significant roles that both God and others play in our lives — God, by His gifts to us, and others, by their prayer and help. “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b

Integrity — We will closely follow a clear standard of values — those found in the Bible. This ministry can be counted on to be sound and undivided in purpose. We will always be truthful in speech, writing and action. “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the Word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.” I Thessalonians 2:13; “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them . . .” I Timothy 4:16

Love — We will reach out in concern and care for others in the way God reaches out to us. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7