Mission and Values

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Our Mission

To fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission of Jesus Christ: 

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your 

neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29–31) 

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 

19-20) 

In Christ, God became human to make it possible for humans to know God. By his Spirit, Christ dwells among his people. At Saint Barnabas, we are committed to seeking Christ in each other through four core values and one universal practice. 

We exist to:

  • Dwell in the presence of God 
  • Grow in the image and likeness of his son, Jesus Christ 
  • Invite the world into the presence of Love and Life through hospitality 

Our 4 core values

Worship: Worship is the highest activity of humankind. We gather to sing praises, read 

scripture, pray for one another and the world, and eat at Christ’s table of grace. 

Edification: We help each other become mature in Christ, to be like him, to grow in his image. 

The true mark of a ministry is not its size, but its spiritual maturity. 

Outreach: We believe Christ shines through the love of his people! So we intentionally invite 

people into our homes and lives, and we take his love to the world through ministries in our city. 

We have no agenda but to love in Christ. 

Children: We focus on welcoming children into our gatherings because Jesus said that when we 

receive children, we receive him. 

1 Universal Practice

Christ is the living hospitality of God. Through Christ, God welcomes us all into his life-giving 

presence. We seek to live out God’s hospitality to his people and to the world in everything we do. 


We would love to talk to you more about our Mission and Values. If you have questions, we’d love to work through them with you!