CAFE Values

Our mission is to journey with students and faculty to follow Jesus and fulfill their God-given destiny. We value Faith, Growth, and Fruitfulness in a compassionate community committed to being Culturally connected, Academically achieving, Financially responsible, and Empowered spiritually.

Here is a dialogue to help you explore what it means to live out Destino’s distinct CAFE values in your life and cultivate them in your local Destino chapter.  For each of our values there is a brief passage of Scripture to read and reflect on, and then questions for discussion with your mentor or friends.  If you like, you can also see how students across the country answered these questions.


Read: Revelation 7:9-10
When Jesus returns and the world is made perfect again, cultural distinctions still exist.

Read: Revelation 21:24-26
God created culture and each culture reflects different aspects of who God is.

Questions for Discussion

How does being connected to your cultural identity impact/effect your leadership?

How can you help those you lead become more connected to their culture and ethnic identities?

How is being culturally connected tied to Destino’s overarching values of faith, growth, and fruitfulness?


Read: Daniel 1:3-6; 17-20
God gives learning and wisdom to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah through their dedication to study and skill development.

Read: Proverbs 16:3 & Colossians 3:23
Our commitment and motivation in our work matter.

Questions for Discussion

How can you value academic achievement in your own life as a leader? How do you balance it with leading?

How can you encourage this value in the lives of those involved in Destino?

How does this contribute to the overarching values of faith, growth, and fruitfulness?


Read: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Our attitude toward money and resources is a reflection on our view of God as our provider and of our role in participating in the sustaining of our community.

Questions for Discussion

What does it look like in your life to be financially faithful? Ask: How can you help others be financially responsible?

How does this contribute to the overarching values of faith, growth, and fruitfulness?


Read: John 14:12-14,16:7
Jesus says that those who believe in him will do greater works than even he did on earth. It is the Holy Spirit living in us that empowers us.

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:20
As Christ’s ambassadors, we represent Christ to the world.

Questions for Discussion

How do you feel spiritually empowered?

When do you feel powerless? How have you experienced disempowerment?

How can you empower others spiritually?

How does being empowered spiritually connect with Destino’s overarching values of faith, growth, and fruitfulness?