Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.

Telling the story of the church we are becoming


We are confident about who we are in Christ and what God is calling us to do.


Our Shared Purpose

Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.


Our Vision

A world experiencing the difference God's grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.

ELCA Leadership


The future of this church relies on the leaders of tomorrow – and it takes all of us to identify, encourage and equip those being called to ministry, in all of its forms, including leadership for our mission in the world.

Vital congregations


We aspire to have congregations whose faith shines in their relationships with God, each other and their community.

The Five goals

ELCA Future Directions 2025 goals and priority areas for the ELCA as a whole church. These are based in a shared trust and hope that the future is in God’s hands. And they express what this church has collectively said is important into the future.

GOAL ONE: A Thriving Church

A thriving church spreading the gospel and deepening faith for all.

GOAL TWO: An Equipping Church

A church equipping people for their baptismal vocations in the world and this church.

GOAL THREE: A Welcoming Church

An inviting and welcoming church that reflects and embraces the diversity of our communities and the gifts and opportunities that diversity brings.

GOAL FOUR: An Equipping Church

A visible church deeply committed to working ecumenically and with other people of faith for justice, peace and reconciliation in communities and around the world.

GOAL FIVE: A Well-Governed Connected Church

A well-governed, connected and sustainable church.


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