A Vision for Hessel Park Church

(adopted in June 1997)

At Hessel Park Church we seek a ministry centered in God and His Kingdom:
  • where believers worship the triune God in reverence and knowledge, enjoying His character and all He does, hospitable to children and seekers who also need to see and hear;
  • which, through witness and service, intentionally announces God's salvation and rule, to those with whom we have regular contact and to whom we are specially called, with the goal of making them members of His kingdom;
  • shaped by a model of ministry built on relationships, that is prayerfully designed and sufficiently funded to empower us to numerical and spiritual growth.

Core Values

(adopted in June 1997)

As people called by God, we are committed to...
  • body life, in which we strengthen and support each other. Honest and open fellowship, joyful cooperation in kingdom work, and loving, prayerful concern for one another are key features of the church of Christ.
  • quality worship, in which we celebrate the truths of the faith through aesthetically pleasing liturgy, biblically driven preaching, and music representing the best of traditional and contemporary forms. thoughtfulness as our congregational style. In our actions and convictions we demonstrate a deep understanding of biblical teaching, careful consideration of the bases of action, inclusive language, and gracious regard for alternative points of view.
  • evangelism, through which we intentionally bring non-Christians into the kingdom. Our ministry and programs for presenting the Gospel are based on thorough community awareness. intentional member involvement, by which we empower one another to carry out the ministries of the church. All members should know their spiritual gifts and exercise them within the body and community, through word and deed. Lay initiative, leadership and responsibility characterize the various ministries of the church.
  • the family, with the church's ministry and outreach strengthening family life in all its forms. This includes special attention to the needs of children, while meeting the needs of diverse groups of individual members and maintaining our commitment to the university community.