st peters congregation

Our Mission

“Living and sharing Jesus' gift of love and hope with all people.”

 

Our Vision

As we fulfill our mission we believe that God is calling our congregation to become:

vibrant worship

 

 

Our Future Vision

future

A vision of what we want St. Peter’s to be:
Empowered by the cross of Christ and the Spirit at work in us, we are compelled to reach out and share past the doors of the Church.  We are called to cast the net of God’s love (see red heart in net) into a world that is clouded, to rescue people who are drowning in turbulent seas. That same net is our safety net, knowing that the love of Christ holds us and enables us to take risks for the sake of sharing him with others.  The small hands on top of the net depict the young children in our congregation who are reaching their families with the love and hope of Jesus.  The old, experienced hands are there to support the young in living for Jesus.  The net is also in the shape of a shell which depicts people coming to baptism where they receive streams of living water from Jesus, which empowers them to go out and share Jesus….and so the cycle continues.

 

Our Unique Purpose

What drives our church?   What is our unique purpose? 

We are driven by the words and commands of Jesus:

The Great Commandment: Matthew 22: 37-39
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself”

The Great Commission:  Matthew 28: 19-20
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you." 

 

Out of these two texts, come the five purposes of the Church.

Five Purposes of the Church: