Our Mission and Vision Statements

The Vestry has worked hard over the past couple of months to update our Mission and Vision statements to reflect the new phase that St James is entering into under our new Rector, Cindy Stansbury.

 

Mission statement:

We are called to be the Body of Christ in this time and place, proclaiming the Gospel by word and deed, and relying on the Holy Spirit as our only source of unity and power. (Romans 12)

 

Vision Statements:

We are an Anglican church in Silicon Valley, in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others in the Anglican Church of North America.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit we are, both collectively and individually, the active presence of God in our neighborhoods and are called to act in His name, according to His will, showing God’s love to all people and drawing them to Him.

We are a community that worships God in beauty and holiness, both through liturgy and in our daily lives, shaped by the Book of Common Prayer.

We are, as individuals and a community, repentant of our flaws and weaknesses, and in humility seek for God to transform us into His image, setting us free and restoring that which is broken in us.

We are a group of imperfect but forgiven people who are called to be a loving and welcoming family for all people, regardless of cultural and ethnic differences.

We are committed to the compassionate teaching of sound doctrine, as expressed by the creeds, with the goal of bringing all people, adults and children, to biblical literacy and spiritual maturity.

We are an interdependent community, relying on each other to embrace the ministries God has individually called us to and encouraging each other in those ministries.

We are a church dedicated to prayer, expecting God to answer, heal, comfort, edify, restore, guide, and empower.

We are a church who serves and comforts those in need; both within St. James and without, regardless of their religious beliefs and attitude towards us.

We are ambassadors of God, sharing the Good News of God’s Kingdom with the world, leading people to reconciliation with Him.

We are all these things by faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in his power.