Our Strategy is Community.
Following the example of Jesus, our strategy is to practice authentic community that builds an inclusive faith.
What does this mean?
Following the example of Jesus, we realize our mission by building authentic relationships with God, others, and ourselves, while honoring diversity through the practice of welcome, accompaniment, and advocacy. We guide, teach, and support people to do this while forming their faith in a church culture rooted in God’s Grace.
Where did this come from?
Our Listening Groups: The quality of Advent that people value most is community. The most prominent need people expressed is for deeper relationships and community connectedness. People want to be known and to genuinely know others. People learn faith from each other, serving together, and serving others. People desire guidance putting faith into practice, service grounded in faith formation, and a better understanding of the needs of people in our community.
Theology: The Body of Christ, The Theology of the Cross, Discipleship
In the Bible: John 15:13, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, Luke 23:26-29, John 1, Luke 24:13-35, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 14:11-17, Deuteronomy 6:7