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. 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. LIGHTHOUSE IS A NEW BEGINNING.  LIGHTHOUSE IS HOPE.

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 work, live, and learn in the context of three essential components:

Discipleship                                              Daily Living                                          Discovery

My Story and God’s Story                        Resume Building                                 Healthy Relational Boundaries
Healing the Past                                         Professional & Interview Skills       Personal Ownership and Responsibility
Identity and the Value of Being             Financial Planning                            Support System Mapping
Passion, Purpose, and Calling                Home and Car Maintenance             Addiction Management and Self Care
Walking Out the Faith                              First Aid                                                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 APPLY FOR LIGHTHOUSE:

1.  Fill out and submit the application.  Click here for Lighthouse Application: Lighthouse Application

2.  Choose a submission format.

MAIL:                                                                         FAX:                                                       EMAIL:

The Lighthouse Initiative                                    620-278-2000                                        Attach a pdf, photos, or scan and send to vision.lightupthedark@gmail.com
P.O. Box 306
Sterling, Ks 67579

 3.  We will review your application and contact you within 48 hours of receiving your application to set up an interview time.

 

LIGHT UP THE DARK

Breaking chains.  Liberating souls.  Empowering Lives.

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