We are a publicly traded company, and cannot support an organization that is so overtly faith-based.
In the opening scenario of his upcoming book Mission Drift, Peter Greer (CEO of HOPE International) sits in the office of an oil executive on the top floor of a high-rise in Houston, being asked to “tone down” his organization’s Christian identity. This scene should feel familiar to anyone who has led a Christian non-profit. It hits home for me in particular because my own organization — Living Water International — is based in Houston, works with a number of oil and gas companies, and has faced the same choice many times.
Mission Drift establishes its premise early: the default direction of any Christ-centered organization is away from its Christian identity and mission. Stewarding that identity and mission takes intentional focus and faithfulness.