Our Purpose and Passions

At the center of our congregation is our Holy Purpose and Core Values – the DNA of Resurrection Lutheran Church. The purpose of any Christian congregation flows from the Great Commission to: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . . ” (Matthew 28: 19).  The expression of a Holy Purpose describes how our congregation will respond to that Great Commission in THIS time and in THIS place.  Core Values emerge from a congregation’s life together.  The Core Values describe characteristics of RLC that – if any of those characteristics were to go away – RLC would no longer be RLC.

A graphic of how the core values relate to the congregation

Our Holy Purpose

“Called to Welcome, Nurture, Equip, and Serve”

It is our holy purpose as Resurrection People to respond to God’s grace by being instruments of transformation and love in our surrounding community.  We are called to welcome ALL people, nurture them in faith, equip them for the shared work of ministry, and serve others that ALL may know God’s love.

Our Core Values

Everything is Grounded in Grace

Bible passage – Romans 5:1-5

The Good News that we have been entrusted to share is founded on God’s loving grace.  Because God has acted first, delivering us from sin and death, we have been freed to live lives of joyful response.

Vibrant, Liturgical Worship

Bible passage – Psalm 150

Our worship is shaped by the rhythm of Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending with leadership and participation from all ages.  This ancient pattern is expressed through fresh words and music as we move through the liturgical seasons of the church year.

Faith Formation for All Ages

Bible passage – Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Faith is a life-long journey, and we are committed to providing opportunities for all ages to grow as Jesus’ disciples.  We believe in equipping everyone so home and church are partners in incubating faith.

Be Christ within Our Community

Bible passages – 1 Corinthians 1:10, Romans 12:16, Galatians 3:28-29

The Church gathers together in order to be (released) sent back into the world. Called to serve others in the name of Christ, we actively engage with our neighbors, community, and world.

Serving from Giftedness

Bible passage – Ephesians 4:11-13

We have been entrusted with countless gifts from God – both individually and as a congregation.  Blessed with spiritual gifts, talents, resources and skills, we joyfully use these in a response of gratitude.