Humanity is biology; salvation is life. Etz H’Chayim recognizes and affirms the importance of both. We believe all people are a part of the Lord’s heritage. We seek to promote godly diversity across the international society. As a place of exchange, development, and creativity cultural diversity is essential. As we participate in the Lord’s plan, our interactive discipleship must demonstrate a love that emphasizes multicultural identities. For this to happen there must be an interactive exchange of all citizenry. Within the framework of the Lord’s kingdom, Etz H'Chayim is "The Family Tree,"a place where godly minds converge, and kingdom leaders emerge. VISION Etz H’Chayim inspires and motivates its students to change the world. Our vision is a labor of love for teaching. We are a resource center restoring a servant’s heart. We celebrate our Hebraic identity while fostering a passion for learning and high achievement. We value the WHOLE person by developing both spiritual strength and social courage. Our single most important function makes salvation more than a confession but a way to life. MISSION “Salvation is a gift, discipleship is a process.” Dwight Pryor, Judeo Christian Studies, Founder The mission of Etz H’Chayim is to promote a life of study and learning. This is a privilege, not a power. It is a responsibility, not a right. We want to restore Hebraic biblical culture with social relevancy and spiritual sensitivity. The mission is to develop strong leaders and godly thinkers. As a community of Judeo-Christian disciples in Yeshua we will live by his example - We declare. We explain. We demonstrate. Deuteronomy 11:18-20 “You shall, therefore, impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (NASB) Matthew 28:18-20 Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, (disciples) immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son, and the Ruach HaKodesh, (The Holy Spirit) and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the age.” (CJB) OBJECTIVE Beloved is Man who was created in the Divine image.” Avot 3:14 Justice, loving-kindness, and humility is the threefold cord not easily broken. Etz H’Chayim’s objective is to reflect this threefold cord in the earth. Our hope is to achieve a biblical standard for learning, research, and community service. The goal is to produce opportunities designed to assist humanity in becoming aware of social stewardship in both spiritual and secular communities. Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Matthew 6:10 ‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.