MISSION STATEMENT

PRESBYTERY OF PUEBLO

Adopted April 18, 1998

The Presbytery of Pueblo, as part of the Body of Christ, is called to:

Learn to live together;

Live to love each other;

Love to serve God and neighbors.


I.          LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER;

A.       Goal: The shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship of the children of God

Values:

1.         We seek to be a “learning community” that supports and provides resources for each other;

2.         We strive to create opportunities for spiritual development and small group sharing.

B.        Goal: The maintenance of divine worship

Values:

1.         Worship is at the center of our work and is the framework for our meetings;

2.         We strive to provide forms of worship that inspire, inform and transform.

II.        LIVE TO LOVE EACH OTHER;

A.     Goal: The preservation of the truth

Values:

1.         We believe that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and commands us to love one another as he loves us;

2.         We are committed to the hard work of pursuing the truth together in love despite our differences, relating to each other with mutual respect and staying connected even in the midst of conflict.

B.       Goal: The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world

Values:

1.         We understand that the Kingdom of Heaven has been exhibited by Christians since the Early Church when the world exclaims, “See how they love one another!”  We strive to live out that love;

2.         We seek to exhibit the peace, unity and purity of the church.

III.       LOVE TO SERVE GOD AND NEIGHBORS.

A.      Goal: The proclamation of the Gospel for the salvation of humankind

Values:

1.         We show that we love God with our heart and soul and mind by sharing the good news of God’s grace and love in what we say and do;

2.         We are faithful to Christ’s command to “go into all the world” when we are committed to evangelism, church development and new church development.

B.      Goal: The promotion of social righteousness

Values:

1.         We show that we love our neighbors as ourselves when we seek the same justice for them that we expect for ourselves;

2.         We fulfill Christ’s vision of the “Good Samaritan” when we are committed to mission and ministries of compassion.

 
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