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Mission & Purpose

 

St. Paul's seeks to be a diverse, generous and faithful community.

We invite all people into a renewed, reconciled and loving relationship with Jesus Christ so that together we can reveal God's joy and love in the world.

 

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We will accomplish this by . . .

 

Building a Committed Christian Community

This means we are a people who . . . 
  • Invite and welcome you . . . whether you come with faith or doubt, answers or questions; whether you are a cradle Episcopalian or have no idea what that means. If you are seeking God, there's a place for you here.
  • Cultivate relationships with one another so that everyone is cared for and known.
  • Form and nurture relationships with Christ so that each of us—from the youngest child to the oldest adult—experiences God's love and is equipped to share it joyfully each and every day.

Transforming the Neighborhood and the World

This means we are a people who . . .
  • Commit our hands, hearts, skills and treasure to serve those in need.
  • Create partnerships with community organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people in our city and beyond.
  • Lead in the creation and support of ecumenical and interfaith relationships, organizations and ministries that work for the transformation of society and advocate for justice for all.

Creating Sacred Space & Time to Experience God’s Presence & Love

This means we are a people who . . .
  • Draw all who enter our church into an experience of God through sacred music and the Anglican liturgical tradition.
  • Provide diverse opportunities for prayer, worship and learning that will meet the needs of a variety of seekers.
  • Share our experiences of God's love with those we meet each and every day, at home, at work, at school and in our neighborhoods.

Renewing the Tools of Mission & Ministry to Strengthen the Body of Christ

This means we are a people who . . .
  • Encourage and develop leaders in the congregation who will define, support and strengthen our mission.
  • Acknowledge the blessing of our resources yet commit to generous financial support in order to decrease our reliance on the endowment and eliminate our debt, thus freeing us to live with abundance and share more fully our blessings with others.
  • Improve and strengthen our buildings, furnishings and technological capabilities so that St. Paul's serves not only our ministries but also will be a gathering place for individuals, groups and organizations throughout the broader community.

 

click here for a print copy of our Mission & Purpose Statement

 

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