Like many of you, I have spent more than my share of time in retreats and planning meetings to carefully craft mission statements. Companies I worked for in the dot-com days spent countless hours deciding how to help clients “Synergistically Gain Mindshare.” After all of that time and thought, a mission statement would often end up in a file or buried on a website.
With input from many of you and Calvary’s Deacons and Elders, we too have a new mission statement: “To be a welcoming community, living the Christian faith in word and action”
Plenty of churches and pastors talk a good game. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I struggle to practice what I preach just hours after . . . well, preaching.
It is difficult to balance word and action.
Underlying this mission statement is a vision for Calvary to grow in impact, number and depth:
Whether you are a longtime member or a new person considering checking us out, I invite you to consider how your life’s mission in Christ connects with the exciting and growing ministries at Calvary. We will need your involvement to bring this mission statement to life.
Pastor and Head of Staff