To apply, see information below.
” The Lighthouse Initiative has been a life changer for me. It has taken me in with all my faults and flaws. They believed in me when I had given up on myself. They took me and my three girls in and gave me hope for a better life; hope for a second chance as a mom, a wife, and a better relationship with Christ.” -Lighthouse Partner
” I am so thankful to the Lighthouse for taking a chance on me and helping me with my new start in life! One must step out of their comfort zone in order to step into growth! I am so excited for this journey that God has brought us down and the support system that He has provided us with.”
LIGHTHOUSE IS AN 18-MONTH RESIDENTIAL or NONRESIDENTIAL EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE WHOSE STORY HAS TAKEN A TURN THEY DIDN’T INTEND TO WRITE AND IS LOOKING TO MAKE A NEW BEGINNING. TEENS AGING OUT OF FOSTER CARE, SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING OR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS, SINGLE PARENTS MAKING A NEW BEGINNING, AND OTHERS CAN FIND A SAFE HAVEN. THE GOAL OF THE LIGHTHOUSE INITIATIVE IS TO EQUIP AND EMPOWER PARTICIPANTS TO LIVE RESPONSIBLY IN FREEDOM.
LIGHTHOUSE IS NOT A PROGRAM, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE NOT PROJECTS. PEOPLE ARE SOULS, DEEPLY LOVED BY GOD, WITH STORIES THAT INCLUDE UPS AND DOWNS, GOOD AND BAD, LIGHT AND DARK. LIGHTHOUSE IS AN INITIATIVE.
EVERYONE HAS A STORY. NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STORY HAS BEEN, YOU PAST DOES NOT DICTATE WHAT YOUR STORY, AND YOUR LIFE, CAN BECOME.
“Lighthouse is a movement to empower the powerless. We are not fixers, because we are all broken. Lighthouse is an opportunity for broken people to come together and share their stories of how God is transforming their lives.” – Male Advocate for Lighthouse
Our approach is practical, relational, empowering, and spiritual. Partners who are a good match for Lighthouse will experience:
Phase One: The Essentials Phase Two: Discipleship Phase Three: Support System Formation and Healthy Relationships
Resume Building My Story and God’s Story Healthy Relational Boundaries
Professional & Interview Skills Healing the Past Personal Ownership and Responsibility
Financial Planning Identity and the Value of Being Support System Mapping
Home and Car Maintenance Passion, Purpose, and Calling Addiction Management and Self Care
First Aid Walking Out the Faith Healthy Conflict Resolution/ Anger Management
A Team of Trained Volunteers Multi-Tiered Transition to Independence: Required Classes:
An Advocate Weekly Goals Meetings Active Parenting
A Christian Counselor Three Level Benchmark System Financial Freedom
A Supervising Director Sliding Rent/Expense Scale that Moves to Total Independence Ice House
A Leadership/Consulting Team Ten Month A.R.C. Transitional/ Exit Plan Revelation Wellness and Freeway
A Sexual Assault Advocate
Partners are required to work full time OR work part time while attending school part time. To become a residential or non-residential partner, submit an application. Once received, the application will be reviewed and an interview with the applicant will be scheduled. If an applicant is found to be a match for Lighthouse, there is no cost to enter the experience. For residential partners, an eight-step sliding expense scale will be followed so that two months before transition out of Lighthouse, the partner will be completely financially independent.
To find out a little more about the Lighthouse Initiative, click here:
For a detailed overview of Lighthouse, click here:
Lighthouse Initiative Overview
To apply for Lighthouse, you are required to have read the rules and expectations.
To read the Lighthouse rules, click here:
Lighthouse Initiative Rules
To fill out and submit an application online, click here:
Lighthouse Application Online
If you prefer to download a hard copy and send it in click here:
Lighthouse Application Download
and mail it to:
The Lighthouse Initiative
P.O. Box 306
Sterling, Ks 67579
LIGHT UP THE DARK
Breaking chains. Liberating souls. Empowering Lives.