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Lutheran Disaster Response


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Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Called to love God, we
+ worship as a Christian body rooted in traditional Lutheran liturgy,
+ study diligently, encouraging questioning and intellectual curiosity,
+ live prayerfully,
+ and care for God’s creation.

Called to love our neighbors, we
+ invite and welcome all people,
+ share God’s unconditional love,
+ encourage faith formation
+ give generously and thankfully,
+ and following Jesus’ example, we serve those in need and advocate for justice.

Our Vision

Christ the Servant seeks to be a home for people
— wherever they are on their spiritual journey –
where they are safe, accepted, cared for,
and then challenged to grow in Christ
and sent out to love and serve in the world.