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Core Values

GCPC Core Values

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church celebrates God's grace for everyone. We gather to worship.  We equip ourselves to share faith.  We send ourselves to serve.

In November 2021, we put our hearts and minds together to envision where God is calling us. Following God’s call requires us to look at the gifts, talents, and values that make GCPC unique. We did just that at our Visioning Day and compiled a list of the characteristics that are most valued in our congregation. That list was given to a team of volunteers who worked together to create a creative and useful document that will reflect the personality of the congregation and guide our discernment for the future. The Session approved these core values at the January 2022 Session meeting. Our thanks to Maggie Blankers, Kathy Bures, Ric Cummings, Nelson Townsend, and Revs. Sue and Mitch for their work. Thanks to Kim Krueger for her work designing our Core Values graphic.

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Our Core Values

GCPC: A vibrant PC(USA) congregation, caring for our community and each other

Jesus Christ is the HEAD of the Church
God has put all things under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The church’s life and mission are a joyful participation in Christ’s ongoing life and work. (PCUSA Book of Order F-1.02)

Christ with our HEADS - We Are Equipping through Education:

  • Theologically curious, intellectually honest, spiritually growing
  • Multi-generational
  • Space for diverse opinions

Christ with our HEARTS - We are Worshipping Creatively:

  • Immersed with music and other arts
  • Embracing various styles, abilities, and ages
  • Compelling, imaginative, relevant

Christ with our CENTER - We are Embracing Diversity:

  • No place for discrimination
  • LGBTQ+ affirming
  • Ecumenical and interfaith openness

Christ with our HANDS - We Are Acting in Faith:

  • Service to the community
  • Social justice advocacy
  • Vibrant, caring, engaged

Christ with our FEET - We are Sharing Faith Openly:

  • Committed to following Christ
  • Spreading news of Christ’s transforming work and word
  • Sharing our stories and God’s impact in our lives