Mission and Core Values

COMING TO JESUS, BECOMING LIKE JESUS, OVERCOMING IN JESUS

Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church is on a journey of becoming a diverse and inclusive faith community of Christian disciples who are passionate about worshiping the Lord our God with all that is within us and loving our neighbors as ourselves!

MISSION

Toward this vision, our mission is to develop a loving community that inspires people to come to Jesus, become like Jesus, and overcome in Jesus.

MISSION MODEL

Our mission model reflects a comprehensive process of discipleship that encourages a person to grow in five key areas: as a Member of the church, a Missionary of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a Magnifier of the Lord in worship, a Minister to those in need and a Mentor to the next generation. If you want to grow as a disciple of Jesus, we invite you to join us on this fulfilling journey!

CORE VALUES

Glendale embraces five core values based on the acronym of F.A.I.T.H. guide our mission and ministries:

Friendship: To grow from a friendly church into a church of friends

No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15, NKJV

Adaptability: To accommodate differences for the sake of the gospel

I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:22b,23, ESV

Integrity: To pursue authenticity in our relationships and witness

God has been kind enough to trust us with this work. That’s why we never give up. We don’t do shameful things that must be kept secret. And we don’t try to fool anyone or twist God’s message around. God is our witness that we speak only the truth, so others will be sure that we can be trusted. 2 Corinthians 4:1,2 CEV

Teamwork: To involve the diversity of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity of faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13, NIV

Humility: To reflect the mind and character of Jesus in our lives

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death–even death on a cross. Philippians 2:3-8, NRSV