Our Core Values

  • We long…
    • To be caring about our church community.
    • to be friendly with a spontaneous welcoming and acceptance.
    • to be actively concerned with one another’s well-being.
    • understand Christian community as a long term commitment to the mission of Jesus Christ and to one another.
  • To be people who accept ourselves and each other as who we are, imperfect children of God, who are open with our struggles and joys.
  • Because we ourselves know the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ.
  • We seek to forgive one another as we have been forgiven.

  • To be a multi-generational community focused on spiritual growth for all ages.
  • To foster a collaborative environment...
  • Open to different gifts, different strengths, different points of view.
  • Working together without jealousy.
  • To follow strong spiritual leadership
  • Willing to weather the difficulties of serving Christ in a broken world.
  • To be mindful of mission beyond the congregation.
  • To be personally as well as financially involved.
  • To be open to what the Holy Spirit is doing.
  • Even when we are pushed beyond what is familiar and comfortable
  • Admitting that we are not in control, God is.
  • We seek to avoid being…
    • Focused on survival
    • Stuffy, phony or hypocritical
    • Exclusive
    • Driven by issues instead of by the leading of the Holy Spirit and the guidance of the Scriptures.
    • Anxious
    • Inclined to marginalize people with whom we disagree
    • Forming cliques
    • Without a sense of humor about ourselves
    • Stagnant
Developed by Discernment Team, June, 2009;
modified by the congregation 2009, 2013.