[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/209735027" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height='450' iframe="true" /] Think about an experience, event or moment that you either participated in or witnessed, that made you think of Mount Olivet. Why did Mount Olivet come to mind?
Over the last three years Mount Olivet has been listening, experimenting and discerning who we are and how God is calling us to be bearers of his love and compassion in word and deed. During this time, we have discovered our core values and what makes us unique. Through our discovery, we have created an identity statement reflecting what we have learned. This identity statement clarifies who we are, and helps us articulate our unique call in the world.
We are a community who:
- BELIEVES in the life-giving God revealed through Jesus, who shows up in daily life, engaging us with God’s work in the world.
- EXPERIENCES a faith journey together with openness and compassion, wonder and expectation, trusting in the promises of Christ.
- PRACTICES being church in the world by listening to God and neighbor, pointing to God’s active presence, and doing what God calls us to do.
Our mission is our work, what we do.
Finding our place in God’s unfolding story by dwelling in God, connecting in community, engaging in our callings in the world.
When we live in our identity and do our mission we become our vision.
A Community Partnering with God in the World
Where do you find a connection between your response to the initial question and our identity, mission and vision?
God's Peace, Pastor Beth
Watch a video of the presentation on Sunday, June 7, 2015.