Our Mission: Houston Northeast Community Lighthouse desires to break down dividing walls and provide an environment in which God can bring healing, restoration and reconciliation to all people through an increased understanding of His love for us through Jesus Christ.
This mission statement is based on Isaiah 54, the “watchword” for our lighthouse. Link:
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EVERY NATION TOUCHED, EVERY HEART CHANGED.
What is Aglow?
• Aglow International is a transdenominational organization of Christian men and women that some Christian leaders call a “global movement.”
• Aglow is established in 172+ nations on 6 continents.
• It began as one of the largest international women’s organizations, with over 4,600 fellowship groups in the U.S. and internationally.
• An estimated 200,000+ men and women meet together each month through local Aglow fellowships–the heart of the organization.
• More than 21,000 Aglow leaders worldwide minister in their communities.
• An estimated 17 million people each year are ministered to through Aglow groups.
• Aglow consists of small group studies, care (support) groups, retreats, and annual conferences.
• Aglow women and men, through prayer and evangelism, offer practical gifts of clothing, food, housecleaning, and babysitting, as well as mentoring young men and women.
• Aglow women and men impact their communities by reaching out to those in prison, in senior homes, inner city neighborhoods, and mental institutions; to single parents. It all began with the woman next door.
• Aglow has experienced rapid growth in the past several years, including the nations of Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
• In Europe, Aglow is established in every major nation (40 nations).
Aglow began in 1967 with four women who expressed a desire to meet together as Christians without denominational boundaries. The first general meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, close to where Aglow’s Worldwide Headquarters exists today.
The meeting drew more than 100 women to the Meany Hotel close to the University of Washington campus. It didn’t take long for women who attended that first meeting to invite their neighbors and friends to gatherings in other communities surrounding Seattle. As the word spread, new groups began springing up around Washington state, and within months, groups formed in other U.S. states.
By 1972, more than 60 local groups held monthly meetings around the U.S. By 1973, Aglow was moving onto the global stage as fellowships began in Canada, and New Zealand. The Netherlands followed in 1974, marking Aglow as an international “network of caring women,” in just six short years.
Today, Aglow spans the globe! And it continues to reach out to women, and now men, of every creed, color, and culture, and, through women and men, to families worldwide. Over 4,600 Aglow groups meet worldwide, about 68% of them are outside the U.S. (over 2,850 groups).
More than 21,000 Aglow leaders worldwide minister in their communities and nations, to an estimated 17 million people each year. Today, 100% of the 172 nations have indigenous women overseeing the work in their nations.
Aglow’s Belief Statement
We believe in the one and only triune God. We acknowledge there is one true God consisting of three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified, died, was buried, and resurrected. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is true God and true man.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is our rule of faith and practice.
We believe that all are born sinners, the Holy Spirit convicts of sin; the Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for sin by shedding His precious blood on the cross as the atonement for sin; those who refuse to accept His sacrifice for their sin are eternally lost; and those who repent of their sin and personally accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior receive the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are valid and operative today, and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit should be increasingly evident in a Christian’s life.
We believe that the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ provides healing for our spirit, soul, and body.
We believe that we should obey Jesus’ command to preach the gospel to all the world.
We believe that the members of the Body of Christ are the Church, and that they should regularly fellowship with one another in a local church setting.
We believe in and look for the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.