Mission and Values

Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27)

Our Mission

St. Alban’s proclaims to all, through word and deed, the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

Our Core Values

WORSHIP

We worship God through liturgy, prayer, Scripture, and traditional music.

“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24)

ACCEPTANCE

We welcome everyone with equal respect.

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NRSV)

“My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.” (James 2:1 NIV)

CHILDREN & YOUTH

We nurture children and youth in faith, hope, and love of God.

“Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” (Mark 10:14 NRSV)

MISSION

We share our time and resources to serve the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and communities.

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40 NIV)

LIFELONG CHRISTIAN FORMATION

We are formed into the image of Christ through education, fellowship, service, and worship.

“It is he whom we proclaim… teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28 NRSV)

 

Updated at the vestry retreat, April 23, 2016.