Our Missional Portrait
Mission and Role Statement
We are a family of faith called by God to be the Body of Christ and sent by the power of the Holy Spirit into the world to continue the ministry of Jesus. We come together to be formed as a community of the Spirit that seeks to follow Jesus and to demonstrate God’s promise of things to come:
…as a prayerful,
To be a worshiping community where God sees our whole Christian lives as acts of worship — that our spiritual worship is not just what we do on Sundays in a building but what the Lord and the world see in us every day and every moment of the week.
…as a learning and
Cultivating a grateful community of abundance and generosity that is growing continually together in its understanding and wise management of God’s gifts.
…as a loving and
Christian Community Formation is about building relationships within God’s family. Our potential for community with one another is directly related to our relationship with God. When our hearts are open to the love of God by trusting in Jesus Christ, his love fills us and becomes the foundation upon which we move into relationship with others.
…as an inviting &
To be a congregation that continually strives to see the world in the light of the Cross, discerns where God is at work in the world, and joins in God’s opportunities for Christian witness.
We believe that our unity is in Christ, and that our diversity is a gift from God
- We welcome all regardless of age, race, gender, national origin or physical condition.
- We seek fellowship and partnership with the wider church in Hawaii and the world.
- We believe that the church is the basic setting where people encounter the gospel
- We are called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to make real in our unique setting the good news of Jesus Christ.
- We have unique gifts and opportunities, given by God, for the building up of the body to be a blessing within and beyond the church.
- We are called and sent by God to be a part of the redemptive and reconciling ministry of Jesus Christ.
We are committed to…
- The disciplines of prayer and Bible study so that the Spirit may continually form us as a Christian learning community, always seeking sound and innovative ways to grow in Christian love and mission.
- High ethical standards in personal conduct, relationships and care for the environment.
- The consistent use of Christian disciplines, such as prayer and Bible study, both in our personal lives as well as with one another.
- The practices of the New Testament “one-anothering” passages, including:
- Loving one another (John 13:34)
- Forgiving one another (Eph. 4:32, Col. 3:13)
- Caring for one another (1 Cor. 12:25)
- Honoring one another (Romans 12:10)
- Bearing with one another (Eph. 4:2, Col. 3:13)
- Encouraging one another (1 Thess. 5:11)
- Fellowship with one another (1 John 1:7)
- Offering hospitality to one another (1 Peter 4:9)