70×7 brings hope to men and women coming home from prison or jail by providing meaningful community, employment success, and a deepening relationship with God.
Our vision is that churches surround each person, providing care and support. Our training and instruction lead to long-term employment that provides for physical needs. Our mentoring relationships lead to purpose and potential. Our vision is to see the collaborative action of church, commerce, and community break the cycle of crime and incarceration.
We are church-based because we believe restoration takes place in grace-filled groups where a variety of resources exist.
We are collaborative because we know that creating a cycle of restoration requires a partnership with everyone who touches the life of someone released from incarceration.
We are relational because we believe that life-change happens best one-on-one where trust and hope are the basis of coaching and accountability.
We are empowering because we believe every person, regardless of the choices they have made, has dignity and value.
We believe that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
We believe that God created all people in His own image and that every person should be treated with love, dignity, and respect regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or class.
We believe in the Apostles’ Creed
We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Just as we serve a diverse and marginalized population – citizens returning from incarceration and their families – we embrace and seek diversity in our staff and volunteers. We will always offer our services, employment, and volunteer opportunities with equity and equal opportunity.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe diversity improves the value of our organization by giving opportunity to all. It offers multiple backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We actively look for opportunities to enhance our diversity in recruiting and engaging board members, advisory council members, staff, volunteers, and partnering employers.
Equity and Equality
We will always serve our employees, volunteers, participants, and their families without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, faith, or veteran status. As a Christian organization, this is essential to who we are.
Race and 70×7
We acknowledge that community policing and incarceration are racially charged issues. It is our work to bring peace and reconciliation through relationship, dialogue, and promoting justice.