What We Believe

St. Andrew’s Faith, Mission and Vision Statements are complimented by a set of Core Values that provide guidance for us as we pursue God’s vision for our ministry.

Approved November 19, 2017 by St. Andrew’s Congregation

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St. Andrew’s Faith Statement

As a faith community, following the way of Jesus, we celebrate the mystery and excitement of God’s love for all persons and creation. No matter who you love or how you identify, you are accepted and not judged, regardless of age, race, family status, physical or mental dis/ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, social economic status or spiritual point of view.

St. Andrew’s Mission Statement

St. Andrew’s provides intentionally inclusive, safe environments where all are welcome.

We journey together openly, to build trust and engage all in the broader community as equal participants in a community of faith Called to Follow the Way of Jesus.

Seeking…Sharing… Serving… Caring

St. Andrew’s Vision

“As a caring community of faith, St. Andrew’s will provide opportunities for all people in the broader community to discover, grow and live out their faith.”

St. Andrew’s Guiding Principles

1. Our decisions and actions are true to our core values, extending them where appropriate.

2. Whatever we do is either our response to our faith or provides opportunities for others to grow in faith.

3. Non-judgemental actions and decisions are made.

 

St. Andrew’s Core Values

  • Camaraderie

  • Shared, Consultative Leadership

  • A Dynamic Faith that reaches out

  • Open to Learning

  • Wise Stewardship

 

God’s 20/20 vision for St. Andrew’s (2012)

St. Andrew’s developed its 20/20 Vision in 2012-13. The 20/20 Vision under girded the sale of the former church building, establishing the Regional Ministries initiative and programming, setting up the St. Andrew’s Centre and the joint Sunday Worship services with Deer Park United Church
Liberate the Legacy – Transform ‘bricks and mortar’ into ministries that are relevant to current and emerging needs.
Develop Shared Ministries with Partner Churches
  • Optimize resources by consolidating similar programs and offering regionally
  • Create critical mass and new energy around key ministries
  • Create new ministries beyond the capability of any single congregation
St. Andrew’s remains a vibrant congregation following Jesus;
  • We continue to be the St. Andrew’s Church Family
  • We become the catalyst to grow United Church ministries in South Calgar

Regional Ministries

The Regional Ministries developed new Vision and Mission Statements for the Regional Initiative – approved Jan 2017.
 Vision
“As we live the Gospel, we provide opportunities for people in the Calgary area to connect with, grow and live out their faith.”
Mission
“We are a catalyst for growth through partnerships and new ministries”.