The Values of
The Falls Church Episcopal
A summary of the vestry and parish listening sessions of November 2021 through January 2022. Adopted by the Vestry on April 27, 2022.
To fulfill our congregation’s mission and vision within this historical moment, we discern that God calls The Falls Church to:
Provide, as Jesus does, radical welcome, sanctuary, healing, care, and spiritual community to all: the whole, the wounded, the searching, and to those often disinvited and who suffer bigotry, especially the poor, refugees and immigrants, and racial, sexual, and gender minorities. Serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Nurture and form rising generations into faithful and compassionate disciples of Jesus Christ, to build the Kingdom of God, including using lessons from our congregation’s long and imperfect history. Share the grace-filled mercy that is Jesus.
Offer our facility and grounds as a spiritual homeplace, a center for the community, and a launch pad for nascent ministries.
Transform, with God’s help, the agents of injustice, wounding, bigotry, and disinvitation, respecting the dignity of every human being and striving for justice and peace among all people.
Reclaim Christianity from misappropriation, offering healing to those who have suffered harm in the name of faith.