Mission, Vision, Values and Beliefs

Our mission statement is the strategy we use for taking our beliefs and values into the world. It keeps us thinking about who we are, why we are here and where we are going. Hosanna’s Mission Statement is:

 As a Christian family of faith, we are gathered to grow and sent to serve.”

Our vision statement keeps us working toward who we desire to be and gives us direction for our future. Hosanna’s vision statement is:

In response to Christ’s saving grace, we will nurture and energize the faith of all, and reach out to welcome everyone to our Christian family through vibrant ministries of worship, discipleship, fellowship, and outreach.”

The values of our church define the common commitments we have with respect to how we will live together. They tell who we are, how we behave and what we hold ourselves accountable for. The values we hold as most important for Hosanna are:

  1. An intergenerational ministry
  2. Hospitality and fellowship
  3. Growing faith in Jesus
  4. Grace-centered worship
  5. Varied music ministry
  6. Genuine acceptance of all who come here
  7. Service with compassion

Hosanna’s statement of core beliefs is a public acknowledgement of our theological, biblical and practical focus. These beliefs don’t change over time. They are:

  • God is our creator
  • Jesus Christ is God’s son and our Savior
  • The Holy Spirit empowers us to be a community of disciples, teaching and bringing others to Jesus
  • Temptation and the devil are a reality in the world
  • The Ten Commandments are valuable as a guide for our lives
  • Though we are sinners, we are forgiven, renewed and saved by God’s grace in Jesus’ death and resurrection
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God
  • Faith is a journey and studying the Bible, confessing the creeds and the Lutheran confessions helps us grow in our faith
  • We are called by God to love and serve others.
  • We are to use our God given gifts with generosity and compassion in response to human needs