We value meeting people where they are at in their healing/grief process with no judgement in a loving, Christ-centered environment. Understandably, grieving is a personal process that has no limit, nor “right” way to do it.
We value making studio/support time as joyful and positive as possible in the mist of coping with horrific tragedy.
We value moving forward in the healing process accepting as fact everyone progresses at their own pace and in their own manner.
We value confidentiality. This is especially important since many members are still going through an investigative process, court proceedings or post sentencing activities.
We value not comparing losses.
We value accountability.
We value listening and not insisting members receive advice from other members.
We value members sharing positive testimonies of what worked for them in their healing process.
We value the importance of members getting care they need from other sources such as medical doctors, licensed counselors, other support groups, etc. We understand that RMSS is another tool in the tool box for healing and rebuilding survivors lives.
We value members showing each other respect at all times.
We value not requiring members to share, but they are encouraged to do so.
We value participation in writing, visual arts and music. Members do not need prior experience in these studio elements, just an interest or desire to learn.
We value the power of prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for each other and for our communities.
RMSS values the following as biblical truths:
- The One, True and Living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the Creator and sustainer of all things, Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:6; Isaiah 42:5. God has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and these three persons are the One, True God of Deuteronomy 6:4. Both the Old and New Testament support the triune nature of the Godhead.
- The Bible from Genesis to Revelation is the inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God. Only the Bible is divinely inspired and as such is where man, Jew and Gentile must turn for guidance, growth, reproof, correction and instruction concerning God’s will for mankind, II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:16.
- Jesus, the Messiah, was both fully human and fully divine. He is the fulfillment of the promised Messiah Redeemer for mankind first mentioned in Genesis 3:15 as the seed of the woman. Both the Old and New Testament reveal the virgin birth of Jesus of Nazareth; that He is the Promised Messiah; the suffering servant; the reigning King of Israel. RMSS values and believes in and works to prepare the way for His soon second coming.
- Man’s disobedience to God’s revealed will has caused a separation between man and God, Genesis 2:16-17; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 5:12. The only provision God made for reconciling man to Himself was through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the Messiah, who took the penalty for mankind’s sin and disobedience upon Himself. He was crucified and rose again on the third day, manifesting His victory over sin and death. Every single O.T. prophecy predicting His life, death and resurrection was literally and perfectly fulfilled, Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53:6; I Corinthians 15:57; II Corinthians 5:19; I Peter 1:18-21; II Timothy 1:10.
- There is no other name under heaven by which man, both Jew and Gentile, may be reconciled to the Father Acts 4:12; Psalm 2:1-12. All who repent from sin and accept God’s gift of salvation in Jesus, the Messiah, are born of the Holy Spirit.
- Faith in Jesus as the Mediator to the New Covenant makes a person a true child of God, Jeremiah 31:13-34; Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 1:11-13; Hebrews 2:10-18; 7:20-25.
- The empowerment, presence, work and personal partnership with the Person of the Holy Spirit to lead believers moment by moment throughout their lives. He has been sent to the earth to speak to believers and guide them on paths of righteousness for Messiah Jesus’ Namesake. The Holy Spirit also manifests His gifts, power and authority through believers who ask to receive Him and assent to serve as they are led by Him. Partnership with the Person of the Holy Spirit empowers the Church to become a supernatural community of love and service, Romans 12; 8:1-4; I Corinthians 12; Galatians 5:22-23.