We believe we are called to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, following in His ways, and together build the Kingdom of God.

We seek to do this by strengthening one another as we follow Jesus and experience the love of Christ in our daily lives.  We will connect with our neighbors and friends and together invite all to become active in the family of God.


Stumptown Mennonite Church

Core Values & Beliefs

At Stumptown Mennonite Church we are a gathering of followers of Jesus worshiping in the Anabaptist tradition.

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We believe in Jesus       –       We a community to Belong       –        A place where you can grow in faith

Believe: We believe that Jesus is the hope of the world.

Jesus’ teaching is central to our life.  Jesus’ life, love, and teaching provide the one true hope for the world.  We seek to follow Christ in our everyday life.  Our belief in the saving power of Jesus compels us to engage with the world and proclaim the Kingdom of God.

Grow: A healthy person grows so growth is expected in our faith.

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us through Jesus Christ. We are constantly exploring, questioning, and wrestling with new and creative ways to live out and communicate the teachings of Jesus. Because we see faith as a journey, change is assumed, innovation is expected, and rebirth is welcomed.

Belong: We want to create a community where everyone can belong.

There is a place for everyone at the table.  We believe that accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers.  This community celebrates our lives and the love of Jesus Christ with each other.

 

WE VALUE…

Jesus is the only hope for a lost and broken world.

Jesus’ teaching is central to our life.  Jesus’ life, love, and teaching provide the one true hope for the world.  We seek to follow Christ in our everyday life.

The Biblical text is our standard

God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the standard for our lives. The resurrection of Jesus transforms us, the bible helps us live out our life in Jesus.

We are on a journey towards intimacy with Jesus Christ

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us through Jesus Christ. We are constantly exploring, questioning, and wrestling with new and creative ways to live out and communicate the teachings of Jesus. Because we see faith as a journey, change is assumed, innovation is expected, and rebirth is welcomed.

Our gatherings are to be transformational environments

Every gathering should be designed with excellence to connect those who gather with the transformational power of Christ and in ways that are relevant.

Authentic Community

We believe that accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally-connected believers. Community is more than just living in close proximity – we seek to commune and connect with each other.  This community celebrates our lives and the love of Jesus Christ with each other.

Peace & Justice for all people

We believe that the way of peace is central to the teaching of Jesus.  We seek out ways to promote true peace and God’s justice for all people.  When conflicts do arise, we seek to respond in non-violent ways.

Be about the Kingdom of God

Jesus often spoke of being about the work of the Kingdom of God.  We will seek to not build the church, but be the church in our world, and proclaim the Kingdom of God.

Our culture is to be engaged with and influenced

Jesus called us to go into the world and proclaim His love.  Jesus demonstrated this by entering into cultural environments to meet the people.  Instead of living in isolation and shying away from culture, we will engage with culture as we seek to proclaim the Kingdom of God.

 

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