This is the primary explanation for what it means to be a part of Our Savior’s faith community.
- We will treat each other with respect and compassion, speaking honestly and taking the time to listen to one another.
- We will joyfully accept and embrace all people into our midst, practicing generosity of our time, our abilities, our financial gifts and our prayers for each other.
- We will pursue agreement through honest interaction and then support and speak well of resulting decisions by the community of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and its leaders to build trust in fulfilling the united mission of the congregation.
- We will practice peacemaking by following the teaching of Matthew 18:15-17: If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
- We will be faithful in regular worship attendance, small group Bible study and prayer, participating in the ministries of the church, growing in spirit and grace, so that we experience the life transforming movement of God’s Spirit within us.
- Leaders will model these behaviors of discipleship, being of one heart and soul, by continuing to grow in spirit and grace, inspiring others to come alongside.