Mission, Vision, & Values

MISSION (Draft) :

St. Charles embraces all who seek Christ1; we nurture loving relationships with God and one another2, remaining faithful to Anglican worship rites and heritage, as we serve a world in need3.

VISION (Draft):

God is calling St. Charles to serve and grow God’s Kingdom as a thriving, discipling, pastoral, and visible church family.

St. Charles Anglican Church lives these values:

  • Worship as central in the Anglican tradition, therefore we will provide opportunities for traditional and contemporary forms of worship. Psalm 100:2
  • Expository, Biblical teaching, therefore our preaching, teaching, and studies will remain faithful to orthodox understanding of the Christian faith. 2 Tim 3:16
  • Full devotion to Christ, therefore we will dedicate our lives to being obedient to God. 2 Thes 2: 6-7
  • Quality children’s ministry therefore, we will support our families, as children are nourished in the love of Christ.  Matt 19:14
  • Our Anglican heritage, therefore we will continue to uphold the orthodox traditions of sacraments, liturgy, the creeds, and the ancient worship rites
  • Loving relationships, therefore we will provide opportunities for members to grow in the love of Christ and share His love with others. 1 John 4:7,8
  • Small groups therefore we will create as many opportunities as possible where members can feel the love of Christ in caring relationships. Acts 2:42-47
  • Work and power of the Holy Spirit, therefore we will seek to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. Acts 1:8
  • Cooperation with other Christian organizations, therefore we will join with our neighbors in mission and ministry to our community. 1 Cor 12:12-13

The Anglican Church in North America unites more than 100,000 Anglicans in the United States and Canada with a shared commitment to “Reaching North America with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ.”

Anglican Christians are part of a worldwide communion uniting millions of people in more than 160 countries. Anglicanism melds the rich history and traditions of both Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Anglican congregations bring together vibrant faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to the trustworthiness and authority of Scripture, the beauty of liturgical worship, and an expectation of the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.


Notes:

  1. Acts 10:34,35
  2. John 15:9-17
  3. 1 Peter 4:11