Our Values

Humility

We work together, sharing responsibility and reward; We share the light, equipment, glory and success; We encourage each other, giving recognition & praise and we honour each others’ gifts.

Collaboration

We’re open-minded to other ideas and thoughts; We rely on teamwork; and believe in being accommodating and understanding to customers, coworkers and suppliers; We commit to supporting each other with respect and trust.

Faith

We listen to people without judgment; We ask for feedback; We turn negatives into positives; We give praise and pray for each other; We desire goodness and blessing for each other.

Growth

We build capacity in people & equipment (hiring & purchasing); We respect the work/life balance of each individual; We’re forward thinking.

Change

We make informed changes with measured risk for the benefit of the company; We take risks and are willing to be wrong; We’re willing to trust, we’re open-minded and ready to learn.

The Klassen Family Charter

As descendants of Neil & Rita Klassen, we the Klassen Family share a

commitment to God and a commitment to each other.

As a family, We

Honour our elders, our peers and our children;

Maintain relationships and walk in forgiveness, acceptance and

unconditional love with one another;

Encourage, support and care for each other in our day to day lives;

Listen, respect and celebrate each other, providing a safe place to be real;

Are open to different viewpoints, perspectives and opinions. There is no

condemnation or discrimination;

Work, live, share and care in real time, interacting with love and kindness;

Foster a culture of adoption, acceptance and forgiveness;

Believe in working diligently, stewarding the opportunities we’ve been given

to create financial freedom that enables us to give and live;

Try to maintain balance of time with family and time with work, though the

two are often connected, both are valued;

As leaders in business and in our community, We

Understand that we represent this family and the Lord Jesus as we go

about our daily lives;

Commit to try to make a positive impact in the business realm, in the

church, in our family, in our city, in our country and in the world;

Join together daily in the Spirit, in prayer, wherever we are, aligning our will

with the Lord’s will, committing to conduct our business ethically, with

integrity, honour, loyalty and respect;

Honour our heritage and the vision of Grandpa Neil, “we work hard to

further the kingdom of God”;

Honour and respect our customers, employees and each other, we build

and support, we don’t tear down;

As followers of Jesus, We

Desire to continually grow, having a big relationship with God;

Abide in Him, trusting God’s goodness, putting our personal goals and

agendas aside, and following in the way of Jesus;

Encourage and are accountable to eachother, seeking God for wisdom in

our day-to- day lives;

Understand that when we fall, we look to the Lord and we rise again,

persevering and getting stronger as we persevere;

Trust in the Lord and believe He knows what’s best for us and teaches us

the way to go (Isaiah 48:17);

Join God in his work, doing justice, showing mercy and walking humbly

(Micah 6:8);

Are generous with our time, money and resources, we are senders and

supporters but also doers, we are involved with the church on a local and

global level;

Minister through and to our family and our work;

Worship the Lord through prayer, singing and sharing in community, acting

out our faith and sharing testimonies about what the Lord has done and is

doing;

Strive to be a good example in our love, our faith and our purity (1 Tim

4:12);

Provide an open door for the lonely and broken, loving and accepting all

without discrimination;

We commit to uphold the spirit of the values of this charter, before God and

with His guidance, on the nineteenth day of May, two thousand and

thirteen, the eighty-fifth birthday of Neil Klassen, our father, grandfather and

great-grandfather.

 

Signed, at our thirty-first annual May Long Weekend retreat in Osoyoos,

British Columbia,

The Klassen Family

May 19, 2013

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