Vision and values at St Marys Church, Thame

VISION AND VALUES

Our vision addresses the question, “what kind of church does God want us to be?”, whilst our values explain how we wish to live this out.


We recognise the call to Know God through worship and prayer, to Grow in our love for Him and to Show His love for others and His world.

Our Vision
To be a community in Thame that knows and loves God and shares with joy the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Values

We recognise the call to Know God through worship and prayer, to Grow in our love for Him and to Show His love for others and His world.

KNOW

Be a community in which people can encounter God in a deep and personal way through worship and prayer.

Build a community where all feel welcomed, valued and connected

GROW

Deepen our relationship with God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through personal prayer, reading and reflection

Believe that God will by his Spirit radically change our lives and priorities as we respond to his word and guidance.

Raise up people for ministry and leadership

Encourage each person to become all that they can be in Christ

SHOW

Be generous in thought, word and action reflecting the compassion of Jesus in our relationships with one another and our community

Be whole-hearted in sharing the Good News of Jesus both locally and beyond. 

Engage with issues of justice and mercy, in a way that truly values people and God’s world.

Recognise that we are part of a word-wide church and we will actively work with other churches to extend God’s kingdom.