Values, Mission & Vision
As a member of the Anglican Church in North America, we share the church's overall vision statement:
To Reach North America with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ...Here in the northern Shenandoah Valley, our local community is attempting to accomplish this mission with these unique charactoristics:
The Core Values of Winchester Anglican Church
(what is of primary importantance to this congregation as we structure our community's life):
The application of biblical truth to everyday life and relationships.
Building Loving Families:
Laboring together ensure that our church community is a loving family (love defined in the life of Jesus) and that we help others to nurture and develop households characterized by a Christ-centered Christ-defined love.
Serving Hurting People:
As a community, we are uniquely willing and equipped to walk along
side others who are strugging in life and it's our desire to love and equip them to know Christ and to successfully navigate thier
Uplifting Liturgical Worship:
We are a liturgical church. Yet in some places, a structured service of
liturgical worship can be stiff and rote. Through hymns and contemporary music arranged together each week, biblical teaching and with our liturgy, we seek to lift people to the Lord so that He can transform them! Each week, as we gather together in
worship, we are all being transformed by his love and presence!
The Mission of Winchester Anglican Church
(what we feel uniquely equipped and called to do):
"Discovering Christ-centered answers to the challanges of life."
Together, we believe that we are called to discover these answers and then to offer them to people in and outside the church.
The Vision of Winchester Anglican Church:
(This is what we think life together will look like if we accomplish our mission)
"The people of Winchester Anglican Church are being renewed and healed as they reach out to others in Jesus' name."
If we are offering Jesus to others, discovering answers to the
challanges of life centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ,
living biblically, and we are serving hurting people, then in the
process of reaching out, we are renewed ourselves. When we walk out on our faith, trust the Lord, and live as he calls us to, we are made new. Being a part of this community means that together, we don't merely enjoy Jesus, but we reach out and share Jesus. This alone renews and heals us where we are broken or imature.