About St. Andrew's KW
Our Mission Statement
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)
We, the people of St. Andrew’s, recognizing our failure as individuals and as a human community, affirm our call under the Grace of God the Creator, through Jesus Christ our redeemer and by the power of the Holy Spirit to worship, fellowship, witness and service.
As a congregation reflecting the ministry of Christ to a confused and uncertain world,
- We commit ourselves to praise and glorify God through regular public worship, preaching, teaching and celebrating the sacraments.
- We commit ourselves to create a fellowship of love, mutual support and trust, showing openness to and acceptance of all people through our actions and attitudes. We affirm our willingness to give sacrificially of ourselves, joining together in our journey through life, with its pain and joy, doubt and faith.
- We commit ourselves to confess our faith courageously in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.
- We commit ourselves to search our God’s purposes for us as individuals and as a congregation through the discipline of study of the scriptures, and prayer so that we may carry the message of Christ’s gospel to the world not only in words, speaking out against injustice and persecution, but in action, loving and caring for others.
- We acknowledge our place in Christ’s universal church and affirm his prayer, “that they all may be one”, and we will strive to demonstrate through our lives the only power we have – Christ’s love.
Our Vision for the Millennium
In the new millennium, we the people of St. Andrew’s, see ours as a church home,
- To which young people want to come because they have a meaningful place and want to grow their faith.
- To which all members have a rich sense of belonging and a common commitment to Christian fellowship.
- In which and from which its people visibly demonstrate love.
- In which the laity, through leadership and participation, demonstrate that the church is indeed the “People of God”.
- Whose members demonstrate a deep understanding of Christian Faith and service through their commitment to social ministry in the core area and the world beyond.
- In which all members share fairly their stewardship responsibilities so that human and financial resources are available to fulfill the church’s mission.
- That uses this vision as a foundation to support each other as family and community as we move through positive transition and maintain an active ministry into the new millennium.