As a Christ centered congregation our task is to carry out the ministry given to us by Christ faithfully with the assurance that the question of winning or losing is moot, because victory is redefined by the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. We are called to find our way into relationship in the face of our differences and divisions and in so doing open ourselves to the liberating and transformative power of Christ. As we are changed, we are also able to celebrate the possibility of change in others as we seek to engage in the healing and transformation of the world and the glory of God. By God’s grace may we be agents of healing and liberation in the world. We look forward to the realization of God’s reign on earth through the victory of our Lord Jesus, the Christ.