The mission of The Pour Over is to inform Christians about world events while keeping the focus on their Christian worldview. The Pour Over staff state clearly that they are not theologians. They simply publish world events in their no-cost email newsletter through a Christian perspective.
The Pour Over is working to be different from the other news sources as it focuses on Christians and their beliefs and values. They report on the same world events as mainstream media outlets, however their aim is to help their readers process the information from the perspective of their faith. They do this by selecting the news and stories in a different way. They focus their stories in three main categories: spiritually significant news, major world events, and current events.
The Pour Over names their news reporting method as the “POUR” method:
- The method has a perspective. That is, all the news is seen through the perspective of their Christian faith. They choose stories that will leave an impact on the hearts of the readers.
- According to The Pour Over, changing one’s mind is not hypocrisy. Rather, it is a sign of growth. They are open to correction. They seek truth and understanding, while humbly accept correction as they understand the truth of the story.
- The Pour Over aims to present the world and the news through the view of unconditional love and how their Christian beliefs claim to love others as God loves them. This reflects how they report the news and how they talk about those they report on.
- The Pour Over offers to help its readers stay focused on their faith, God, while learning about current events and respond as directed. Each news story published is paired with a short Christian perspective response.
The main objective of The Pour Over is to turn its readers towards forgiveness and love when they read about criminal acts, celebrity gossip, or politicians failing. They abide by the principle of loving everyone including their enemies. The Pour Over takes a positive side to the news, reporting with short segments that focus on reporting the truth from a Christian perspective.