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Vision & Mission Statement

CORE VALUES

  • Faithfulness
  • Welcoming Table
  • Christian Community
  • Nurturing Youth

PRIORITIES

  • Spiritual Development
  • Revitalizing Congregations and New Congregation Establishment
  • Christian Community Development

THE VISION

Blessed with the Good News of Jesus Christ, we, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania, are called to participate in God's vision of salvation: life, love, justice, and peace.

God calls the Christian Church in Pennsylvania as a covenant community around Christ’s welcoming table. At that table, God embraces all, mends our brokenness, feeds our hungers, and nurtures our faith. God welcomes us and then sends us to serve in Christ’s name and to invite the world to the table, anticipating the day when all will feast together.

The congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania are led forward into mission by our shared participation in God's vision, anticipating the day when all will feast together.


THE MISSION

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania – the welcoming people of God, joyfully serving and proclaiming Christ together, accept the mission:

  • To pray and work for peace as agents of Christ's justice and ministry by calling our congregations to work in their neighborhoods and together in the region and throughout the world.

  • To nurture and encourage loving and committed relationships in congregations and in the larger community.

  • To respond to the needs and concerns of persons in all stages of life.

  • To educate congregations in the basics of who we are as the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and in the understanding of Christian faith and response: Christian Education, Evangelism, Stewardship, Service, Worship...

  • To care pastorally for congregations, for clergy, and their families.