Our Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Montclair Presbyterian Church is a family of open hearted, open minded, joyful,  imperfect people. We know and share the radical hospitality of God. Affirming God’s love for the whole world, we work and pray for peace, justice and reconciliation.

Vision Statement

We are a community that embraces God’s radically inclusive love. We affirm the moral values of scripture to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. We lay claim to the Biblical imperatives of welcoming the marginalized, giving voice to the oppressed, and honoring all people. We work for justice in the here and now, rather than salvation in the hereafter.

We ask the hard questions and don’t accept comfortable answers. We refuse to leave either our hearts or our heads at the door. We believe that doubt is an honest expression of faith. We are convinced that God has a sense of humor and we are the proof.

We acknowledge our differences, treasure our common humanity, and learn humility from our faults. We encourage each other to expand our intellectual, spiritual and emotional horizons while holding within our sights the promise of becoming our better selves. We challenge each other to take risks and honor the courage in failure.

We see our church of imperfect people transforming into a church of infinite possibilities. We are joyful even though we have considered all the facts.

We are as contrary as Jesus.