Our Mission

Mission Statement: To Meet the needs of the Church and Community


The church exists to help people grow in their relationship with Jesus – to become his followers or disciples. When Jesus is our focal point, our lives will naturally show forth acts of kindness and generosity and ministry becomes a way of life. For us, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is the means to the end. Sometimes people focus more on their relationship with the congregation than with Jesus – sometimes because of the ways congregations work this is encouraged. Below is a brief outline of some of the distinctions between membership, which tends to focus more on the congregation than discipleship which focuses on Jesus. What kind of community do you want us to be?