PSWD District Board, 1/9/2010
Mission: To support congregations in their calling to serve, baptize, and teach in the name of Jesus Christ.
Vision: To be a visible community of faith, supporting and engaging a variety of Christ-centered ministries.
Core Values: Christ-likeness, Love, Service, Peacemaking, Simplicity, Diversity, Social Responsibility, Fiduciary Responsibility, Ecumenism.
PSWD District Conference, 10/13/2007
On this 300th anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Brethren, we remember the words of Jesus:
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples – when they see the love you have for each other.” (John 13: 34, 35; The Message)
Recognizing we are a living peace church, and that God is constantly revealing, we commit to humble ourselves, and to engage in the tension of community necessary for new birth.
Not focusing on our differences, but in the spirit of love and acceptance, we choose to focus on Christ.
We purpose to remain open, as we listen to one another and to the Holy Spirit, working in love to mutually support and encourage our various ministries.