The Kirk’s Vision/Values/Mission

Vision 

Our church family is committed to moving together through Christ, supporting each other in our individual life journeys, expanding our membership, growing in faith into the 21st century and creating strong bonds with the surrounding community.

Values

  1. Faith: Believing God’s promises and living our lives through Christ
  2. Love: As written in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7*
  3. Kirk as Family: Caring about and for each other
  4. Mission to Community: Serving the needs of the community

* Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.

Mission

We are a church family that welcomes all people.  Together we will grow in faith through our educational, engaging, and relevant worship service; diverse music program; thriving youth ministry; strong bonds of compassionate fellowship; vital mission and outreach projects; and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Kirk Schools.

The Kirk’s Programs

The community around us is in a state of change, and we are aware of the need to continually examine and adjust our programs.  We have been invigorated by the many challenges that face our church and are experimenting in the worship service with ways to address preferences of more youthful worshipers, while maintaining important elements of our traditional strengths.

Our Congregation is blessed to have many members with extraordinary gifts, both tangible and spiritual. Along with gifts of music, art, and leadership, our members demonstrate a depth of commitment and generosity with their money, time, and talent.

Since 1961, the Kirk Schools have been a significant presence on the church grounds. Its 200 children, preschool through 5th grade, and their families, is our largest outreach program. The school occupies most of our buildings and campus during the week. We believe that living together peacefully in diversity is a skill sorely needed in our world, and one best taught to children beginning at a young age; therefore, our curriculum has a strong character formation element that includes a focus on the traits of respect, acceptance, compassion, and conflict resolution. Teaching these universal traits resonates well with our ethnically and religiously diverse families that make up our student body.