Mission, Vision, Values Statement

Mission: HUGHES UMC is a community of faithful disciples reflecting the face of Christ to all whom we encounter.

 

Vision: As a community of Jesus’ followers, Hughes UMC seeks to reflect the face of Christ through

  • Worship as a source of joy and spiritual excitement, energizing the church and spreading into our surrounding community

  • Being an intergenerational, multiethnic, multicultural community which embraces the society in which we live and serve Christ

  • Honoring where people are on their spiritual journey and providing opportunities for growth in faith and service

  • Using our gifts, talents and resources to be engaged in face to face, hands on, life transforming ministries.

  • Sharing our own encounters and relationships with God so that the story of Jesus Christ is told and the Good News is embodied in all we say and do.

 

Values: to undergird the mission of Hughes Church, reflecting the face of Christ, we value:

  • Christ-centeredness

    • everything we do is based on the teaching, example and life of Jesus

    • living in the Kingdom of God we view reality through the lens of God rather than the lens of society and culture

    • following Jesus rather than just believing in him

  • Hospitality

    • welcoming to all

    • civility

    • respect for one another

    • break down pre-conceived ideas about people

    • care, support and nurture for the members and friends of the Hughes family

  • Stewardship

    • offering ourselves fully in response to God’s blessings

    • responsibly utilizing all of our resources (talents, gifts, time, treasure, property, environment, etc.)

    • encouraging everyone to discover, develop and deploy their spiritual gifts and talents

  • Agape (Unconditional, Sacrificial Love)

    • treasure each person like a precious gem

    • show acceptance to those who are judged and rejected

    • sacrificial love which refuse to count the cost or expect repayment

    • identify the needs of others and respond with appropriate action

  • Bold, Courageous Faith

    • moving from our comfort zones to the Kingdom Zone

    • Holy Boldness

    • using scripture and prayer while depending on faith to develop discerning and courageous disciples

    • look to Christ before you leap!

    • continual discernment: what does a leap of faith look like for Hughes Church?