St. James’ Church and School affirm that all persons are created equal in the eyes of God, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and have a full and equal claim to the love, acceptance and pastoral care of the Church and School. We therefore welcome all people without regard to their race, gender, sexual orientation, economic or social circumstances. All programs and ministries of St. James’ Church and School are conducted in accordance with this affirmation and this commitment.
The Five Marks of Mission
The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ
~ To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
~ To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
~ To respond to human need by loving service
~ To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
~ To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
We recognize with gratitude that the Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable “checklist” for mission activities.
Here at St. James’ we respond to the Five Marks of Mission through worship, formation, outreach and various ministries all designed to enrich and inform our journey as Christians in and for the world.