Purpose

The Shurmer family exists to glorify Jesus Christ.

We do this by:

  • knowing him ourselves
  • trusting him through our choices
  • welcoming others into our lives
  • depending on him through prayer and scripture

sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Values

Joy

Joy to the Shurmers, the Lord has come

Patience

Patience, endurance, and long-suffering. Like God.

Communication

Words are powerful. We ought to be clear and encouraging. Listening and speaking well.

Humor

Mostly laughing at ourselves

Charity

Good stewards of God's varied gifts. Not just material giving, but charitable lives.

Education

God wrote a book

Presence

Be here , now

Simplicity

Simple and purposeful