Community Presbyterian Church Vision Statement
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Vision for CPC
God created humankind and with Jesus Christ invites us to share the Joy of the Holy Spirit. Community Presbyterian Church will embody that vision and all members, regular attenders and visitors will experience the full Joy and excitement of living in the Spirit.
Our vision sees a congregation of diversity acting as a single body sharing its joys and mutually supporting each other in times of trial. It sees the congregation as a family giving each other caring guidance and support in pursuit of the Joy of the Spirit.
Our Joy will be evident in four major areas: worship, education, growth, and outreach.
I. Our vision for Worship
CPC enjoys high quality worship services including stimulating sermons and a palpable level of excitement about the service. Services express honor, reverence, glory, and thanks to God.
The services include music leadership from a choir or small group at every service and a bell choir or other chamber music at every service. The congregational singing includes uplifting and easy to sing songs and all people enjoy singing during the service.
II. Our vision for Education
CPC’s congregation hungers to learn and share God’s guidelines for living in the Joy of the Spirit. Adults in the congregation are eager to share with children and youth their experiences and knowledge of how to live in the Joy of the Spirit.
CPC’s Sunday school program is staffed with well-trained and well-organized volunteers. Volunteers are full of Joy and excitement for the task they have undertaken. Volunteers enjoy the full support of the staff and membership of CPC. All adult members of CPC are eager to assist with the Sunday school program whenever possible.
CPC’s youth enjoy outreach opportunities, youth worship services and chances to explore their beliefs and values. The youth are an active, visible part of the congregation.
CPC’s adult education program includes many exciting and thought provoking opportunities on Sunday and throughout the week.
III. Our vision for Church Growth
A full sanctuary greets all attendees at CPC every Sunday. Every person entering the church is welcomed eagerly by old and new friends after a week away.
Visitors recognize CPC as a place where individuals are accepted and valued and as a place where relationships are valued and fostered. A formalized group of congregational members meet this need. Individuals designated to be at each service greet visitors and assist them in becoming integrated into life the body.
IV. Our vision for Outreach
CPC experiences the Joy of helping fill the needs of others in the community and the world at large. CPCers eagerly spread the word about the Joy of the Spirit. Members are excited to belong to CPC because of the high level of involvement in community activities. CPC is known in the community as a congregation full of Joy and energy to serve others.
As a diverse organization acting as a single body, individual members of the body bring different interests, talents, and levels of involvement. The organization recognizes each for his or her abilities and works to integrate all into the work of the body.
The church organization places greater emphasis on the work that needs to be accomplished than on committee membership. The Session, Deacons and Trustees are small boards. Board members utilize the talents of volunteers to accomplish their work.
Ministry groups rather than ministry committees oversee much of the outreach of the church. Each ministry group consists of one or two leaders who organize a group of volunteers to ensure that the goals of the church are accomplished. The organization encourages all members to experience the Joy of outreach.