What We Believe

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

 What We Believe

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer. We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.

The Five Marks of Mission

The Episcopal Church of America identifies with the Five Marks of Mission that were developed by the Anglican Consultative Council. The Five Marks of Mission have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable “checklist” for mission activities.

  • 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

Our Parish Mission

As the Parish of St. John the Baptist we strive to share the Good News of God, to grow as Christian disciples, and to respond to the needs of the world in the power of the Holy Spirit.

All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.