Canterbury UMC
Friday, April 18, 2014

Our Mission, Vision and Values

By focusing on Canterbury’s vision and mission, we will behave in ways consistent with our values
and will move forward in our journey.

We will use those values and behaviors to evaluate our ministry and ourselves.
We offer all we are and all we have to the glory of God.
 

Our Vision

A Christ-centered, life-building church
 

Our Mission

To be a welcoming Christian community building lives of faith and service  for Jesus Christ through life-transforming worship, learning and service

 

Our Values

The Biblically grounded values of Canterbury United Methodist Church serve as guidelines for practicing our faith and ministering to others. Our values affect our behavior and thinking and enable us to live out our vision and mission. We acknowledge our vision and mission are the destinations of our journey. By defining our values and acting in accordance with those values, we undertake and continue that journey.

 

Grace

By grace you have been saved through faith. Ephesians 2:8, NIV

 

Hospitality

When you extend hospitality, you make the faith visible. 3 John 1: 5, The Message

 

Belonging

We, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Romans 12:5, NRSV
 

Servant Leadership

If anyone wants to be first, he must be the servant of all. Mark 9:35, NIV

 

Integrity
Teach with your life: by word, by love, by faith, by integrity. 1 Timothy 4:12, The Message


Excellence
Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, always excelling in the work of the Lord. I Corinthians 15: 58, NRSV
 
Worshipful Work

Whatever you do in word or deed, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17, NRSV

 

Bible Study
All scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16, NIV

Prayer

In everything, by prayer, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6, NIV


Service

Faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26, NIV

Stewardship
God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7, NIV Bring the full tithe. Malachi 3:10, NRSV

 

Ministry of All Christians

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood. I Peter 2:9, NIV