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Mission Statement and Core Values

St. James United Methodist Church has a rich history as a witness for Jesus Christ that began in the City of Niagara Falls, NY in December of 1892.

St. James Mission Statement:

Come to Jesus

Learn from Jesus

Go with Jesus

To God’s glory and through the leading of the Holy Spirit we invite all to:

COME TO JESUS, finding a haven to cultivate a personal dynamic relationship with him;

LEARN FROM JESUS, though the study of the Bible, encouragement, worship and prayer;

GO WITH JESUS, empowered together to share his liberating word.

Our Core Values:

  1. The Bible is the Word of God on which we stand.
  2. Prayer is the lifeline of the church. Since lost people matter to God, they should matter to us.
  3. The church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
  4. Life-change happens best in small groups.
  5. Everyone has a place; everyone has a ministry.
  6. Authenticity and growth to Christian maturity are the norm, not the exception.
  7. Simple organization sets people free for ministry.
  8. Love for one another and unity are the norm.
  9. Building and material resources are tools for ministry, not monuments.
  10. Anointed teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individual lives and in the church.
  11. Excellence in all things honors God and inspires people.

St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14305 (716) 297-6421
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