Posted by Fr. David Halt on

Every organization’s Vision and Mission is based on its core values.  The ultimate core value in Christianity is not a “what”, but a “who”.  Our core value is Jesus Christ: fully God and fully Man.  Jesus is the definition of what it looks like, or what it means, to be a human being.  All that we do as a Parish should lead us into a deeper relationship with Him and further conversion to be like Him. 

With that in mind, I give you the Values of St. James:

  1. Orthodox--Giving "right praise" to the Triune God in the "Faith once delivered to the saints", and
  2. Catholic--Connected to the Church Universal in that Faith and
  3. Anglican--Expressed in the traditions of the Worldwide Anglican Communion to grow in
  4. Conversion--Spiritual Development to "Become like Christ" through
  5. Prayer--Mass, Daily Offices, and Personal/Private
  6. Knowledge--First class instruction in the Faith
  7. Service--Ministry in our community and the world and practicing
  8. Christian Virtues (Humility, Charity, Kindness, Patience, Diligence, Temperance, and Chastity).