Just as our MISSION speaks to the "WHAT" of our church's ministry,
our CORE VALUES reflect the "HOW" we do ministry together (the "DNA" of SFMC)
WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING A COMMUNITY THAT IS:
Where people are unconditionally loved, valued, and accepted.
Where forgiveness is extended and mercy abounds. Where each person feels welcomed regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.
Where more emphasis is put on creating the best conditions for spiritual growth
and community than on specific results. Where emphasis is on authenticity over artificiality; effectiveness over efficiency. Where the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) is a natural consequence of walking and keeping in step with the Spirit.
Where people are more important than programs and things.
Where a spirit of community and sense of family take precedence over activity.
Where slowing down is valued and time spent with one another is given priority.
Where people of all ages and abilities are included and encouraged to belong and participate. Where humility and self-sacrifice are practiced in consideration of and in service to other age groups. Where multiple generations of families can be active participants in the life of the church.
Where people work together in ministry and service.
Where decisions and planning are done in collaboration with servant leadership.