The Mission of Stratham Community Church
VISION STATEMENT of Stratham Community Church
We want to be a faithful, God-centered and prayerful Christian community which glorifies God in worship and fosters faith development among our members. We are a community of people who care for each other, honor all generations, reach out to individuals and families, and embrace people of diverse human experience. We want to be aware of, involved in, and committed to ministries of peace, outreach, mission, concern for the environment, and social justice. We want to support our community and our mission work with sound stewardship of our staff and volunteers, our buildings and grounds, and our financial resources.
CORE VALUES for Stratham Community Church
- We value faith – We strive to better understand God’s teachings and how they relate to our world and our personal day to day lives and the lives of those around us. We are a Biblically grounded people. We take seriously the Bible and wrestle with its meaning in our time, believing God is still speaking.
- We value mission – We are a people of compassion responding to God’s call to meet the needs of the world.
- We value community – We strive to be a community of people who care for each other, honor all generations, reach out to individuals and families, and embrace people of diverse human experiences.
- We value the works of Jesus – he is our example. In his name we will pray for the sick, preach the gospel, deliver the oppressed, and bring comfort to the downtrodden. We will do these things trusting in God, relying on the power of the spirit.
- We are a welcoming and inclusive people. The call of God, as expressed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the covenant of Stratham Community Church, causes us to declare that we are an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome everyone, regardless of marital, social, or economic status, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, mental, emotional and physical skills or abilities. We do so recognizing that our common purpose is to discern and live according to the Will of God.