The gathered church is sent and scattered for the life of the world. In order to make this happen we intend:

  • To equip people to live out their faith in family, workplace, school, local community, and world.
  • To connect faith to life as the church’s shared endeavor: the body of Christ is embodied in service of neighbors and working for justice in everyday life experiences.
  • To help people discern their callings in the world and to support them in following those callings.
  • To prepare ministers of the Word as more effective teachers at the interface of faith and life.
  • To accept people where they are in their faith understanding and to challenge them to grow to a deeper level.
  • To invite those unfamiliar with or estranged from the faith to see the connection between faith, culture, intellect, science, learning, and life.
  • To intensify the church’s focus on mission as service to neighbors in the world through the everyday roles and relationships of our members.

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Our vision

Action steps

What you can do

Key terms

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