The mission of Christ’s church has been the same since the very beginning. It’s application will vary with differing cultural contexts, but the concepts are rock solid in every time and place.
Congregations will word this mission in a variety of fashions, the end result of which is essentially the same. This is what binds us together in the worldwide Body of Christ.
This is the way we put it at St. John’s:
Rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ, we exist to:
PROCLAIM God’s unconditional love as an invitation to all,
GROW in discipleship as we follow in Jesus’ steps, and
SERVE others as instruments of God’s Holy Spirit