Our TRISTAN Faith Statement

 by Brett & Sheila Waldman

  • We are followers of Jesus Christ. 
  • We believe that we are saved by the grace of God and because of faith in Christ alone.  Nothing more, nothing less.
  • We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Three persons, One God.
  • We believe that every word of the Bible is inspired by The Holy Spirit.
  • We believe God's word is living and active, timeless and true.
  • We are active members of a non-denominational Evangelical church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • We are surrendered to Jesus Christ, our Messiah and Savior.

Below are some of the business principles that we strive to live by as we manage the business that we have been entrusted with:

  1. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)
  2. We acknowledge God as sovereign over all. (Psalm 103:19) (I Chronicles 29:11-12) (Psalm 46:10)
  3. We acknowledge that our business is solely dependent on God’s grace. (Ephesians 2:4-9)
  4. Prayer, in the name of Jesus the Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the blanket that covers all we do; it is the first place we go to for guidance and the last place we go for confirmation.  (John 16:24) (Philippians 4: 6-7)
  5. We acknowledge that every interaction we have with others reflects directly on Jesus and we strive to make the most of every opportunity. (Colossians 4:2-6)
  6. We strive to use our gifts and talents that the Spirit has given us to our fullest ability, every minute of every day. (Romans 12: 6-9) (Joshua 1:6)
  7. We believe that God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask for or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-21) (Psalm 61:1a &2b)
  8. We acknowledge that God’s ways are right and his timing is perfect, and that our ways and timing are not always perfect. (Act1:7) (Proverbs 3: 5-6)
  9. We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
  10. We acknowledge that these businesses are supported by the seeds the Lord has provided.  We have faith that he will increase the store of seeds, allowing us to enlarge his harvest. (2 Corinthians 9:6-15) (Philippians 4:19)
  11. We strive to ensure every project is used as a way to give all glory to the Lord… (Matthew 5:16) (1 Corinthians 10:31) (Psalm 90:17)
  • With our team
  • With our authors
  • With our Illustrators
  • With our business partners
  • With our customers
12. The fruits of this ministry include…(Matthew 7:16a)
  • Creating books that give honor to the Lord by their message, art, design and quality
  • Developing relationship that provide encouragement and hope to others with the ultimate goal of sharing the joy of knowing Jesus
  • Sharing the resources and gifts that we have been given to further the Kingdom
  • Providing an environment of peace where all are welcomed with grace and love