Building God’s Kingdom on Earth
We model the work of The Saint Francis Foundation on the life of Jesus, who visibly and powerfully demonstrated the reign of God. The Gospel of Luke illustrates this when Jesus takes up a scroll from the prophet Isaiah and reads: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Throughout the story from Luke, you read about the many lives touched and transformed by Jesus.
Like Jesus our model and Francis our namesake, we work to bring healing and hope to the lives of those who have been left behind, pushed aside, and victimized. By partnering with local congregations and dioceses, Saint Francis builds upon our work and advances our reach. Since 1945, we have been addressing the deepest needs of children and families.
By reaching out to local congregations and denominational leaders, Saint Francis shares the gospel through collaborative ministry. All too often, great local ministries falls short of their full Christian potential either by never getting started – “This is more than we can do with our resources” – or by their rapid growth – “We don’t have the expertise to run it anymore.” In both cases, Christians lose a valuable opportunity to engage the world in Jesus’s name. Through shared ministry that addresses local needs, the insights and relationships of our partners can come together with our professional experience and resources in numerous social service areas, including human trafficking, foster care/adoption, family preservation, and assisted living.