Last week I told you about the process of our Turnaround Initative and the purpose statement we developed: “Growing more and more like Jesus and sharing Christ’s love with our neighbors.”

In order to accomplish our purpose, we developed five guiding principles. This is what they look like:

When you see us at our best you will see us: 1) Deepening faith in order to be Christ-like in all we do. 2) Compassionately caring for each other with the love of Jeus. 3) Serving gladly to make a difference in the world around us. 4) Engaging the community to build meaningful relationships and partnerships. 5) Inviting and welcoming new people into our faith community.

I invite you to prayerfully consider which of these principles you can share with your family and neighbors. Read them often. Memorize them. Ask God to make them real and alive in our congregation.

“Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:4-5)