A Fresh Vision for Ministry has been prayerfully discerned by Session. Through our Fall of ReVisioning and Renewal, together wehave discerned God’s direction for St. Andrew’s. At both services on December 22, 2019 our new Vision was dedicated to God:
St. Andrew's: Growing. Life. Together. With God
GROWING: Our call is to invite and encourage people to flourish in faith, and empowered through Christ, to engage our gifts for the benefit of others and our world.
LIFE: Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, as experienced firsthand in Word and Sacrament, has the power to change, create and transform us and all creation.
TOGETHER: We are committed to a deep sharing of our lives in abundant community where people of diverse age, race, sexual orientation, thought and experience are welcomed in a place that feels like home.
WITH GOD: We are created for meaningful companionship with the Triune God and our highest aim is to prayerfully seek the Spirit’s guidance and embody the will of God through our everyday living.
Watch our Vision Statement Video
In June of 2021, we launched our new Mission:
Woven into the Neighbourhood, Growing Disciples who Love like Jesus
Accepting: Honouring different ways of thinking, perspectives, languages, cultures, races and genders, enabling the Spirit’s creative spark to bring forth new possibilities.
Compassionate: Opening our hearts and minds to the suffering of others and responding with mercy and grace.
Courageous: Seeking out new and bold ways to glorify and advance God’s purposes in the world, knowing we are never alone. Generous: Making the interests of others greater than our own.
Missional: Discerning from God to whom we are sent, as we grow flourishing life in our world.
Serving: Demonstrating Christ’s love, with a willing heart, for God and others.
Welcoming: Inviting you to experience God’s presence and love in community, whoever you are and whatever your circumstances.