THE LIGHTHOUSE INITIATIVE


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 Partner 

 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:
Lighthouse Booklet

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
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LIGHT UP THE DARK

Breaking chains.  Liberating souls.  Empowering Lives.

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