Thoughts from the Pastor

Mission Statement

     It is a new year and a time of new beginnings. Over the past several months we have been keeping you up to date on the progress towards a church wide mission statement. The special committee and board have both completed their work and below you will find the proposed mission statement. This statement will be voted upon by the congregation at our scheduled January congregational business meeting.

Proposed Mission Statement:

“Linville Creek Church of the Brethren is a Christian family committed to growing together in faith.  Following the examples of Jesus, we strive to provide a safe space of forgiveness, inclusiveness, and service to all persons.”

     At the congregational business meeting we will provide background of what led to the mission statement above as well as our plans moving forward. As a reminder, a mission statement is not the end goal but a way of bringing focus to our ministry and mission together as a body of Christ. In the meantime, I encourage you to have conversations with one another about the mission statement above. Ask questions of your board or of me. This statement is meant to be a shared mission that speaks to a covenant of ministry we make with one another.

     Blessings to you in this new year and I pray as we finalize this process working towards a mission statement that we might find a renewed sense of calling and purpose together as the Linville Creek Church of the Brethren.           ~ Pastor Nathan