United Methodist Church of Anoka
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
What Are We Called to Be?
Every home in the neighborhood will know who we are and that they are welcome
Every person will have an opportunity to grow spiritually
Every program will equip us to serve our neighbors
We have a vision for a church that shares the good news of Jesus with everyone: a church where the congregation reflects the make-up of our diverse community. We will provide entry points for those who are missing.
Every home in our neighborhood will know who we are and that they are welcome because we will tell them, by reaching out to every home, in person, and by making ourselves known in the community. We will be the church in the world, not a church that waits for the world to come to us.
We will be the church where every man, woman, youth & child will have an opportunity to grow spiritually, to know what they believe, to be able to speak about their beliefs and give voice to their questions.
The church of our vision, will have its sleeves rolled up and be involved in hands-on ministry in our neighborhood. We will be a community of servants, where every person will take their faith and translate it into action. We will be able to do this because our programs will focus on equipping us to serve others.
We will be a singing church that celebrates our music and shares the message with song, and not just inside our building but by taking our music out to the community – to hospitals and care centers and street corners – sharing the joy of our faith with everyone.
We will be a church that embraces innovation and change as open doors for the work of the Holy Spirit, yet we will always be a church that loves tradition and has deep roots in the historic Christian faith.