HILLTOP COMMITMENT Peace Lutheran Church is a diverse neighborhood church–multiethnic, multigenerational–committed to the health and vitality of the Hilltop community. Peace Lutheran Church & Peace Community Center partner to build relationships that minister to Hilltop families and help young people reach their God-given potential through educational support.
MISSION STATEMENT Compelled by the love of God and our faith in Jesus Christ, Peace Lutheran Church, a diverse people of faith, in partnership with Peace Community Center, seeks to realize God’s dream for the world through worship, learning, giving, and serving.
CORE VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES We seek to realize God’s dream for the world by living out these values:
1. (Serve with)Courage: We respond to God’s call with boldness, creativity, and honesty, and engage the realities of life with perseverance and joy.
“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
2. (Embrace)Diversity: We invite and welcome, honor and respect people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life; and encourage people to
use their unique God-given gifts and abilities.
“For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.” (Romans 12:4-6)
3. (Cultivate)Community: We listen, build relationships, grow in faith, and experience God’s grace; as we work together in our urban
Hilltop neighborhood and larger community.
“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)
4. (Seek) Justice: We advocate for the dignity of all people by addressing basic needs, empowering through education, and working toward a socially just world.
“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
VISION STATEMENT We believe God’s vision for Peace is to be a diverse community of faith in the Hilltop where all are welcome – a community that isSpirit-filled, Compassionate, Healthy, Reconciled, and Just.