Disciples in the Making,
Called by the Holy Spirit to be
Christís Disciples, we seek to equip
ourselves and others to live like Christ, and to be sent into
world proclaiming and living the Good News as daily witnesses
of Godís transforming love.
Remaining true to our Reformation heritage,
Inspiring and dynamic worship centered in Godís
Word and Sacrament
loving, authentic relationships with God and others
out our faith with gratitude and generosity for the sake of our
neighbor and world
While remaining true to our Reformation heritage that
forgiveness and salvation are gifts to us through Godís grace
alone, and all good works are our thankful response to that
grace through the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we
uphold the following as pathways to accomplish our mission:
We will provide inspiring worship services, offering a
variety of opportunities to experience Godís grace through
Word and Sacrament.
We will develop loving relationships with our sisters and
brothers in this church family, as well as within our own
families, and will practice genuine hospitality to those who
differ from us.
We will create small groups where a sense of belonging in
community is nurtured through fellowship, and where
spiritual growth occurs through Bible study, faith
conversation, and prayer.
We will enhance our gift-based ministry that helps
individuals identify, develop, and share their spiritual
gifts and talents.
We will nurture a need-oriented evangelism and social
ministry that is both concerned withóand uses our resources
to meetóthe physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our
local and global neighbors.
We will foster an atmosphere of passionate spirituality that
encourages each of us to live out our faith with commitment,
fire, and enthusiasm.
We will use a leadership model that empowers, supports,
motivates, and mentors individuals to be all God wants them
We will build effective structures, adapting to changing
needs and new ideas as we continually discern Godís will for
us in this place.
We will commit ourselves to practice stewardship of the
earth, time, talent, and treasure.
We will work for justice and peace in our community and in