The Waikiki Beach Chaplaincy is an independent, interdenominational, evangelistic Christian ministry. Our mission is “TO TAKE THE LIVING GOSPEL TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE AND PROCLAIMING CHRIST TO THE NATIONS SINCE 1970”: on the beach, in the hotels and entertainment areas where people gather, to the streets and byways where people may trek, into residential complexes where life is lived out and visiting institutions where life is shut out.
We seek out those who otherwise would never consider:
1. Entering into the doorway of a church (Revelation 3:20).
2. Seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ to bring meaning and purpose to their lives (Acts 17:28).
3. That by the very virtue of one’s suffering, hopelessness, despair and weaknesses, God’s “power is made perfect” through and in these conditions and circumstances (2 Corinthians 12:9).
No matter what someone’s situation, condition or reputation may be, we seek to meet them at the very point of their lives. Our purpose is to accomplish this on a personal, one-on-one encounter through the ministry and by the gospel of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18 & 19). Our priority is to reveal Christ: e.g. in the practical consequences and opportunities of a relationship with Jesus Christ. And that through Christ, He enables us to offer hope to those without hope; love to the unlovable; care to the needy; compassion to the suffering; graciousness to the lost; mercy to the troubled; and faith to the cynic.
We are commissioned to be salt and light, prepared to serve without expectation of any personal consideration or reward. We are called to testify and exemplify that there is purpose in all conditions, events and circumstances (John 16:33). We are willing to move through a hostile environment “as lambs among wolves” (Luke 10:3), secure in God’s promise: “That where adversity and sin abounds, grace much more abounds” (Romans 5:20). We are summoned to rely on the providence and sovereignty of God who declared through the apostle Paul: “That all things work together for good to those who are called according to His purpose and are seeking to fit into His plan” (Romans 8:28). We are called to be in search of fields to seed, water and harvest, and provide discipleship in discerning the nature and character of Christ.
We serve to help the resort establishments, visitor and community to prepare in this journey for the destination that lies ahead by:
1. Offering weekly meetings and musical events.
2. Providing dedication, baptism, marriage and memorial services.
3. Facilitating and counseling in the areas of marriage, family, relational and personal circumstances.
4. Serving as a resource for those in transition.
We do this with the hope that it will regenerate and make a difference in a single individual life. “For He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee” (2 Corin-thians 5:5). Therefore, “We make it our aim to be well pleasing to Him. That the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
Though unlike a typical church with a representative congregation, we’re part of the body of Christ, “Reaching out to that which lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13) and by faith acknowledging His vow, “For I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut” (Revelation 3:8).
Nowhere are we commanded (whether decreed or implied) by the reading of scripture, where the Body of Christ is given the mandate to make the world a dwelling place for God or a better place to live in. Yes, we are called to be the temple of God the Holy Spirit, Who enables us, to be holy as He is holy. Peter tells believers to live as strangers in this world with reverent fear while practicing abstinence with our choices, which war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11-12). As strangers, we’ll be ridiculed with accusations of wrong doing; yet as strangers in the world, they will see our lives of good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits. For what the canker worm and locust have devoured – by ridicule and accusations – the Lord will restore (Joel 2:25). Just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. For it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16).
We are called to testify in “ACTS of Aloha,” an acronym of faith that speaks of the life of a saint in “Affirming Christ Through Suffering.” This is only possible when empowered by the Spirit, so as to respond by obedience, stewardship and motives that arise solely from expecting nothing for personal gain or recognition, and whose pattern for “ACTS of Aloha” is set forth in a living testimony from 1 Peter 4:7-14.