Our Values

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Our Purpose

At St. Paul’s our purpose is to share the good news about Jesus Christ in what we do and say. We help our brothers and sisters who are Christians, and we also help the people in our community. We commit to working together to share the good news about Jesus Christ with the world.

The Pillars

St. Paul’s ministry rests on a foundation which focuses our work on specific areas as we fulfill our purpose.  They are Global Missions, Outreach, Discipleship, and Social Justice.  You will hear us refer to these 4 approaches as “The Pillars” or as the acronym GODS.

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Global Missions

We care about the needs of both our local community as well as the global village.  We look for ways to share the teachings of Jesus and show them by helping our neighbors near and far.   

Outreach

While we hold our services within a church building, the church is actually the people who have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We reach out beyond our 4 walls to share God’s love with our families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.

Discipleship

Once you commit to a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, there’s so much to learn about this new way of living.  We share and model what it is like to live according to the teachings of the Bible through relationships, classes, Bible Study, prayer, and small groups.

Social Justice

In general, the church has been silent on many issues and there is a dire need for the church to speak to issues that negatively affect others. We must speak for those who have no voice. In other words, we must speak truth to power. We must continue to speak to issues of racism, sexism, gun control, mass incarceration, poverty, bullying, affordable care, etc.  St. Paul’s cannot and will not be silent on these issues but will take action.

Who is Jesus?

You may have heard the name before, Jesus, or Jesus Christ. Perhaps a family member, friend, or coworker has mentioned him. Or you’ve heard his name as an exclamation of frustration. The question remains, Well, who IS Jesus?!

Jesus is the son of God, who decided that He would die in order for you and I to have the opportunity to reconnect with God. He was fully human, and fully divine, and yet even after He died, He is still alive! These concepts and following Jesus’ teachings are the foundation of being a Christian.

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You can read more about Jesus here, or you may want to have someone talk to you about knowing who Jesus is and what he has done for you.

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Bible

These are some phrases used to refer to the Bible: Scripture, the Word, the Word of God. We believe that the Bible is without error and inspired to be written by man through the Holy Spirit. Don’t have a Bible nearby? You can click here to read the Bible.

“There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.” – 2 Timothy 3:15b-17

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