Discovering and Displaying Christ In Here and Out There
A Mission Statement is so much more than a sign on a wall or a phrase on the letterhead or homepage. Its purpose is to remind us of who we are and what we are to do as followers of Christ.
Christ is literally and figuratively at the center of our mission and purpose. The Christian life involves not only proclaiming Christ in word and deed, but also discovering what the living Christ is “up to” in the church and in the world.
Church isn’t so much a building, but something that we are (the Body of Christ) and something we do together, collectively and individually, as we’re sent out into the world with the good news of Christ.
~ Christ is at the heart of all we do.
~ We make room to belong, explore, ask questions, and hold a variety of Christian convictions.
~ We creatively engage the culture without being political, polarizing, or pandering.
~ Our perspective is holistic—ministering to body, mind, and spirit—in word and deed to the individual, family, church, society, and world.
~ We’re cross-generational.
~ We exist for and have a purpose beyond ourselves in mission, evangelism, and justice.
~ We strive to be generous and wise stewards of everything entrusted to our care.
~ We seek to incorporate healthy spiritual practices to help us grow in Christ (i.e. prayer, study, service, play, fasting, etc.).
~ We’re open to change, innovation, and growth as the Spirit leads us.
~ We haven’t arrived yet, but we’re moving forward. We’re a people in process and transformation into the likeness of Christ more and more.
~ We’re shaped by the Triune God, Scripture, prayer, the Reformed faith, and the collective wisdom of the church and culture over the ages that rings true with Christ.
~ Our programs and procedures are crafted to honor and foster healthy relationships.
~ We seek to equip, empower, and encourage one another in the work of Christ.