How do we live into our mission and vision?
We seek to honor God’s worth as our king by gathering for weekly Sunday worship services and mid-week prayer services. These services are focused on God’s grace through the means of Scripture and sacraments (baptism and communion), are rooted in the historic Christian faith and the Christian year, are relevant and edifying to the committed worshiper, and are intelligible and engaging to the curious and skeptical seeker.
We seek to boldly and humbly tell the story of Jesus to Berkeley, Oakland, and the Bay Area through organic and intentional relationships with our neighbors, co-workers, and friends with whom we live, work, and play. We seek to give the reason for our hope by helping the curious and skeptical feel intrigued, invited, and included in various venues for conversation about Christianity.
We seek through God's Word, prayer, the sacraments, and the Holy Spirit to develop a community of servant members so that our church is formed in the faith, hope, and love patterned after the life of our crucified Lord who came “not to be served, but to serve.”
We seek to create a welcoming and vibrant community by developing small Community Groups (8-15 people) that meet throughout the week. Participating in a group is the best way to connect and pray with other people at Christ Church and to explore and practice what it means to love God and neighbor.
We seek to form partnerships with social service providers through Project Peace in order to extend mercy, justice, and peace. Our service seeks to restore the weak (compassion), re-neighbor our divided neighborhoods (community), reclaim God’s creation (conservation), and redeem our experiences with goodness, beauty, and truth (culture).
We seek to build relationships with existing churches, develop new churches, and support campus ministry at UC Berkeley in order to expand the mercy, peace, and hope of God’s kingdom throughout the Bay Area. Globally, we seek to partner with indigenous church developments and university ministries that share affinity with UC Berkeley.