The aim of the Initiative is to bring together Christians and those sympathetic to Christian thinking in the Shelford/Stapleford area to work as a team to plan and provide a meeting place in the area for teenagers.
The project's mission is to express Christ’s love for each individual and for the world in practical ways to teenagers and the community as a whole. In providing a safe place for social contact between young people, the aim is to help them discover positive channels for their energy, creativity and frustrations with the world. The hope is that relationships forged in this work will be those which encourage and enable the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and in the lives of those working for the project. The project aims to offer an alternative to discourage drug and alcohol abuse and anti-social behaviour, encouraging personal development, physically, spiritually and in the use of talents and gifts, especially in service to others.
Each project team member and the group collectively acknowledges the importance of continuing prayer and belief in the Christian gospel as the inspiration and support of the work and looks for the guidance of the unifying spirit of Christ in the management of the project on behalf of the community.
The facilities shall be open to all, and provided for the community regardless of race, religious belief, gender or ability, under rules collectively agreed by the planning/management group, which shall include representatives from the age group for which the centre is provided.