Growing as a Community of Grace:
We value authenticity, humility, and forgiveness in our relationships with one another. Diversity is a strength to be celebrated and nurtured through grace-filled and open relationships with one another. We want our Fellowship to embody the grace and forgiveness offered by Christ.
On a shared spiritual journey which connects people to Christ and one another:
Faithfulness to the Great Commission and Great Commandments of Jesus is a continuing process of discovery rather than a point of destination. Strengthening of our relationships with one another is essential to our deepening in relationship with Christ.
Mission Statement Definitions
Women and Men Participating Together:
We believe that in Christ’s family there can be no division. Our Baptist tradition is rooted in a deep respect for of God’s freedom to call, equip, and use women and men equally. Our movement intentionally invites the full participation of all persons.
Nurture Spiritual Development:
We seek to be a movement of spiritual depth rooted and growing in an environment of educational and experiential following of Jesus. We recognize and honor God’s presence in both the routine and exceptional aspects of our life together.
Encourage Congregations to Thrive:
Thriving congregations are defined by their faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and exist with a variety of sizes, budgets, and buildings. We help congregations value their own identity and giftedness within God’s kingdom. We assist congregations on their journey toward health and inspire them with a passion for the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Value collaborative and innovative ministry and missions:
We value cooperation and partnerships rooted in humility and shared values. They build our relationships with one another and enable us to more effectively engage in ministry and missions. We respect the meaningful aspects of our traditions and Baptist heritage and we value exploration and innovation that enable us to communicate the Gospel in ways that are powerful and meaningful in our contemporary context.