Mission & Values

Why We Do What We Do

Our Mission

Leading people to an active faith in Jesus Christ.
God created us all for the purpose of relationship and Saint Paul’s is committed to helping bring people into relationship with God and with others through the Christ-centered community of the Church.

“The Son of Man has come to seek and save that which is lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Who We Are

Our Values

Saint Paul’s Church exists to bring people into relationship with God through Jesus Christ, to draw them into a Christ-centered community, and help them grow in their faith.

1. People Matter to God – All People

You matter to God, as does every person you know – and those you don’t know. People we agree with and people we couldn’t differ from more.

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. (1 Corinthians 12:14)

2. Serve Others

We are called to reach out to people. Not wait for people to come to us. Share God’s joy and love by serving others in your home, church, neighborhood and around the world. Discover your God-given gifts to learn how God has uniquely created you to serve others.

Use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14)

3. God’s Word is God’s Living Voice

God speaks to us primarily as we listen to him through Scripture, His living voice. This is our guide and structure as a congregation, our teachings and the foundations of our individual lives.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness… (Timothy 3:16)

4. Connect in Community

Life is meant to be done together. God wants us to have relationships with others. We encourage everyone to connect to their campus community by joining life groups, serving, or even just saying hello to someone new in church.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

5. Living Out the Mission is to Be Done With Consuming Joy

The mission of the church is not a chore. It is also not meant to be serious all of the time. Live a joyful abundant life. Life will always present us with pain and difficulties, but because of the power and presence of God in our lives, there can be joy that overwhelms those troubles.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)