The Mission and Vision of Faith Presbyterian Church
Adopted July 27, 2014
Mission: We are an inclusive and welcoming Christian community, faithfully committed to ministries of compassion, diversity, equality and social justice.
To lovingly share the Good News of God’s grace and love in the name of Jesus Christ, and in the spirit of Christ’s life and teachings;
To nourish, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the spiritual needs of our members, neighbors in our diverse community, and the world around us;
To communally provide a place of safe refuge and sanctuary for all ages, allowing for participation in diverse worship experiences, Christian education, and discipleship;
To faithfully practice the pursuit of peace, social justice, and environmental stewardship in our world; and
To joyfully encourage full participation in the life of the Church by children and those of all ages, regardless of color, gender, national origin, physical or mental ability, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Our church’s sense of mission is guided and informed by a social reading of the Bible that locates the heart of the Gospel in the witness of many Scripture passages. (I John 4:16, Matthew 25: 37-40; Micah 6:8; James 2: 18; Matthew 22: 37-39,et al). Rather than interpreting the Bible primarily in individualistic terms, our church is seeking to address the broader social implications of the Gospel that impact our lives, our community, and the larger world around us.
As our Mission Statement suggests, our congregation appreciates the inclusive nature of God’s love in Jesus Christ which calls us to move beyond our fears and prejudices to break down relational barriers created by racism, nationalism, sexual orientation, and economic injustices. In the worship and ministries of our church we seek to raise our voices on behalf of peace amid the warring madness of our world and to seek the common good for our communities in ways that provide all people with dignity, equity, and respect.