As people called by God,
We gather to praise God, listen to him, and respond.
We nurture each other in faith and obedience to Christ.
We love and care for one another as God’s people.
We commit ourselves to serve and tell others about Christ.
We pursue God’s justice and peace in every area of life.
As people called by God, we see the church as a growing, diverse family
of vibrant congregations, in which thousands worship God celebratively,
grow in his Word, and honor the Creator as God.
Christ’s forgiveness liberates women and men, boys and girls
in all places and cultures, shaping the church to respond with gratitude.
The Spirit releases gifts to all for ministries of love, mercy and justice
—combined with articulate witness—which change hearts and lives
by proclaiming wholeness in Christ alone.