Mission, Vision, and Values
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of State College and the world.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church is called to be a welcoming and inclusive community in Christ, empowering persons to serve as Christ’s hands, feet, and heart.
In our life as a congregation, we will follow the way of Jesus Christ as revealed in the scriptures, through the power and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and using Christ as our model, we strive to embody the following values:
PRAYER: We will focus on the power and priority of individual and corporate prayer as an expression of our love for and dependence on God.
WORSHIP: We will honor God by celebrating God’s presence in our daily lives individually and as a community.
OUTREACH: We will serve in the world beyond our walls through the work of our hands, faith sharing, and financial support. We will share and serve with enthusiasm, energy, and joy in response to the love of God and the grace of Jesus.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: We will demonstrate humility, accountability, and genuine care for people, while encouraging and empowering others to use their gifts in the body of Christ.
EMPOWERMENT: We will foster the discovery of each person’s gifts, passions, and calling from God. We will creatively provide the resources necessary to enable individuals and congregations to grow in faith, to be effective in ministry, and to equip others to reach their full potential in Christ.
COMMUNITY: We will be provide an open and hospitable place where all people are honored. We will be an intentionally loving, nurturing, and healing community in Christ that seeks to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of one another.
RELEVANCE: We will seek to follow God’s will in a changing world.