H.E.R.B. - JY's 4 Pillars
We are early in the game here at Joyfully Yoked. We are rookies. As rookies with a massive (God-sized) vision, we believe it is crucial to lay the foundation of what we are about as a guide, a standard.
Our mission is to help people do work that matters. To us, that means connecting work to the Gospel of Jesus Christ - whatever that work may be. And while we know this means our primary audience is Christians, we hope that the movement of Joyfully Yoked isn't confined to those that share our faith.
I want to make you a promise.
I promise that, the best of our ability, what Joyfully Yoked creates will be:
H - Helpful. We want to be helpful and provide meaningful value. We want to change your life.
E - Excellent. The stuff we produce should be excellent, meaning the bar of quality is very high.
R - Reckless. Art should not be produced in a safe box and we have no interest in safe boxes. What reckless means to us is that we will not follow accepted norms or status quos.
B - Beautiful. Our goal is to create beautiful things, meaning our stuff should please the senses. We believe beauty stirs hearts towards God and that He made us to reflect his creative nature.
The standard for us is H.E.R.B., and I realize that this is subjective. What I think is beautiful may not be pretty to you. What I call reckless you may call stupid. I get that. But I think it is really important to share our standard with you because we care about you and think you should know what Joyfully Yoked is about.
My heart is for JY to grow increasingly H.E.R.B. over time. You can help hold us accountable. As always, thanks for your readership, support, and prayers. Much love.
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