At St. Paul’s Church, we dream of more. More people becoming more like Jesus Christ our loving Savior.
We dream of more for St. Paul’s because God’s love is more.
We dream of more for St. Paul’s because God’s power is more.
We dream of more for St. Paul’s because God deserves more
—more of His glory to shine forth from His church.
We see a church extending Jesus’ love to all. All are invited: doubters and believers, young and old, the university and the community.
We see a church gathering. More people assembling at weekend services to hear about God’s love. More people congregating in small groups to experience God’s love.
We see a church learning. More people feeding on God’s word. More people delighting in prayer. More people living by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We see a church equipping and empowering. More people discovering their unique passions and gifts. More people becoming loving ministers in the church. More people discovering their personal mission. More people becoming loving missionaries in the world.
We see a church growing. At St. Paul's, we envision more attenders, more members, and more staff.
We believe we’ll see this dream become reality. And when we do, we’ll ask God to give us an even greater vision because God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine.
Our Vision is inspired by Paul’s prayer for the church at Ephesus:
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.