Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Inspired by Christ, our mission is to love and serve with all people in restoring all of creation to God’s loving embrace.

We are inspired by Christ, which means:

  • that we believe that Christianity is about community and relationships;
  • we see the Christian faith as a way of life more than a set of abstract doctrines or intellectual beliefs;
  • together, we learn how to live, to pray, to think, to worship, to work, and to serve like Jesus – but in our place and time.

When we say that we love and serve with all people, we:

  • affirm our connectedness to people everywhere who are striving to be a blessing to their neighbors, the world and to those within our own community;
  • are an open and affirming community, welcoming all people as part of God’s creation.

We are engaged in restoring all of creation to God’s loving embrace, which means that we act to regenerate, renew and sustain:

  • human communities;
  • the environment;
  • and ourselves for the sake of the world God created.

Our Vision

As an engaged Christian community firmly rooted in the heart of McMinnville, our vision is to put our faith into action and build relationships by:

Listening to Each Other and those in Our Communities

Our key aspirations in this area of ministry are to:

  • lead our local community in openness to change by employing intentional listening activities;
  • develop and participate in small groups that focus on deepening relationships;
  • expand our ministries to elderly and shut-ins with an emphasis on inter-generational communication;
  • offer unique worship experiences grounded in our theological traditions but welcoming for people of all faith backgrounds.

Striving to Eliminate Homelessness and Food Insecurity

Our key aspirations in this area of ministry are to:

  • Be a leader in the efforts to address homelessness locally.
  • Reduce food insecurity in specific domestic and global communities.
  • Create temporary shelters in specific local and global communities.
  • Assist specific populations in meeting the basic needs of daily activity.

Fostering Learning and the Arts

Our key aspirations in this area of ministry are to:

  • Focus our energies on fostering inter-generational learning experiences.
  • Sponsor and participate in music and the creative arts.
  • Integrate life-long learning into our way of living the Christian experience.
  • Educate ourselves and others about how to live sustainably.