St. Andrew’s new 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 September 28, 2017 by Council
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’swill 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
Shared, Consultative Leadership
A dynamic Faith that reaches out
Open to Learning
God’s 20/20 vision for St. Andrew’s
St. Andrew’s developed its 20/20 Vision in 2012-13. The 20/20 Vision undergirded 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 Calgary
The Regional Ministries developed new Vision and Mission Statements for the Regional Initiative – approved Jan 2017.
“As we live the Gospel, we provide opportunities for people in the Calgary area to connect with, grow and live out their faith.”
“We are a catalyst for growth through partnerships and new ministries”.