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Vision and Mission
Core Values of MCC Great Lakes
We seek to follow Jesus who through grace reconciles us to God and calls us to the ministry of reconciliation. We celebrate God’s work among us, confessing our sins and patterning our lives after the example of Jesus.
We are committed to creating mutually transforming relationships that are open and respectful, in diverse communities and among our partners. We seek to model trust and accountability in these relationships through consensus-driven decision-making processes.
We are committed to being inclusive of all persons regardless of culture, race, class, gender and age. We seek to dismantle racism and oppression, and to encourage the work of liberation in marginalized communities and provoke change in privileged communities. We value the theological differences among us, and desire to promote understanding and respect.
We value the biblical concept of shalom modeled by Christ, and are committed to allow this value to change us as we intentionally pursue peace, justice and reconciliation with one another and all creation.
We desire to bring people of all nations, tribes and languages together to promote dignity and mutual understanding through dialogue, trust-building, listening and learning. Our goal is Christ-centered communities that speak prophetically, resist conformity and model the coming kingdom of God.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we seek to listen to and learn from each other, including people who are marginalized by the unjust systems of our society, and to serve in ways that build on the strengths of each community.
We seek to share God’s resources and gifts in a just and accountable manner, and to care for the earth, its people and resources.
We value an organizational structure that enables flexible and creative responses to emerging needs and includes people who have been marginalized by age, gender, race, ethnicity and social status in decision-making processes.