Our vision is to Make People “Blessed” with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.* This mission is inspired by God’s call to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) as a source of blessings. This mission statement is deeply related to the kingdom vision of Jesus proclaimed in his inaugural speech, known as “Beatitude,” preamble of Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-12).
Our vision is By the GRACE of God, the members and friends recognize themselves as the disciples (learners) of Jesus Christ, constantly improve their GIFTS and bear FRUITS that will last (John 15:15; Galatians 5:22-23).*
Focusing on the Great Commandments, loving God and loving Neighbors (Matthew 22:37), Savage gathers to create a Third Place that welcomes “all God’s people” (Galatians 3:26-29) as “a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:8), as “a field of gleaning for the least” (Ruth 2:8), and as “a city of refuge” (Joshua 20).*Through this joyous works of the Lord, we find values of our faith.
As the faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, we follow the rich heritage of United Methodism, grounded in Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, tested by reason and enlivened in experience* (“Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task,” BOD 2012, p. 45). As the called, out of many, we recognize ourselves as “one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to the world until Christ comes in final victory,” working without ceasing for the advent of “the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). We honor people just as they are and welcome those who love Jesus and seek to live in peace with one another. – Our beliefs.
Our journey is to praising God, experiencing God, serving God and sharing God!*
*adopted by Council Action on Tuesday, September 9, 2014