Our Philosophy

Surprised by Hope subscribes to an asset-based development philosophy. Asset-based development recognizes God as our source and requires using what he has given us to steward—including our tangible goods and our intangible knowledge, skills, and abilities—as a means to develop. We believe people who are equipped with and apply business knowledge based on Scripture will ultimately lead more spiritually, socially, and economically God-honoring lives and, therefore, will be better equipped to influence others for the kingdom.