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Our Mission Statement

Less than perfect people seeking to live out God’s perfect will.

Our Vision Statement

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,
For by doing so, some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:1-2


We believe that Christ sent his disciples to preach the gospel to diverse peoples of the world.

We desire to enrich our church with a diversity of people so that we may enjoy and learn from our differences, and more importantly, our similarities.

We therefore welcome and encourage diversity among church members and officers (elders, deacons, and ministers of Word and sacrament).

We invite all people who seek to follow Christ to join Waverly and to participate in all of its activities, including church leadership and ordination.

We will work towards the elimination of any obstacles to such full participation regardless of race, age, financial condition, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

We stand in solidarity with all people of good will who seek to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation.

We confirm as a central part of Waverly's mission the continuous re-creation of a welcoming environment so that we may continue to reflect the beauty of all God's kingdom.

We are a church committed to making unconditional love real in the lives of people inside and outside our community. Mission appeals to the people inside to help those outside.

We live out our mission statement through:
  • joyful worship,
  • continuing spiritual education and stimulating study, and
  • making God’s love real.