Our Mission: The When and Where

It is a great thing to have a mission statement and solid core values, but it will be totally worthless unless we actually enact it! We must set our mission in motion in such a way that is accessible and inviting.  Anyone who walks through our doors should be able to immediately discern our clear path of discipleship and how to get involved.

Here’s the path: Worship -> Grow -> Care. Now how do we do it?

Our access point is Sunday morning. If you are a member, Sunday morning is a given. Sunday is kind of what we Christians do. For our members, Sundays are for worship.

And if you are new, your first real contact with our church will likely be on a Sunday morning. Even if you are not an Anglican, or not a Christian, the liturgy of the word is open for anyone to come into the midst of our loving community and reflect on the meaning of life and the lessons implicit in the celebration of our faith.

Sundays are to Reflect and Worship.

Now, for Grow and Care. Of course, there are already many ways to grow and care in our parish already, but what we do not have is a clear path from one to the next. What we have currently is not so much a path as a mosaic. A mosaic can be a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t make a good map to follow!

We live in a complex world. People are busy. Families are busy. So let’s make it simple for everyone. Generations, on Wednesday nights, has been specifically crafted to provide everything we need to Grow and Care. And it gives us a clear-cut, straightforward path of discipleship that enables us to fulfill our mission and easily invite newcomers into the life of our church.

Worship -> Grow -> Care

Sundays -> Wednesdays

Our Mission lived out in real life: Clear. Simple. Straightforward. Discipleship. As I’ve said before, our mission is not another thing we do, it is the thing we do. Put the start date (9/14) for Generations on your calendars, and be prepared to grow together!

Father Brian