Core Values

St. James’ Vision Statement

St James Methodist Church is a place to WORSHIP God, to GROW in faith, and to SERVE others so that all God’s children live out their faith in Christian action.


St. James’ Mission Statement

We believe that we are called to introduce others to Christ so they may be transformed and brought closer to the Lord through prayer and commitment to the following:

Magnifying the Lord by expressing our love for God in a variety of ways and styles
  • Preaching is Bible Centered
  • Worship is our joyful response to God’s grace in our lives
Growing towards spiritual maturity
  • Spiritual growth is an ongoing process for children, youth, and adults
  • Discipline is required for spiritual maturity
Reaching out to help those in need within our congregation, community, and world
  • Faithful stewardship (time, talent & treasures) is a reflection of our discipleship
  • The church needs to be responsive to the needs of our ever changing world
  • Each of us is called to his/her own ministry
Sharing the Gospel so that everyone may come to know that they have a personal relationship with Christ
  • Sharing our faith is the responsibility of all believers
  • The church is God’s voice in the community
Connecting people to Christ and to one another to ensure that all of God’s children are welcomed and invited into the family of God.
  • All are welcomed as they are
  • It’s in small groups that we strengthen authentic relationships with Christ and each other
  • Joy, laughter, enthusiasm and prayer permeate our lives as a family
Administrative functions provide strong foundations for the ministries of the church
  • Teamwork is essential in accomplishing God’s will
  • God deserves our excellence
  • Leadership must be God-centered