Spiritual leadership and pastoral care are provided by the all-volunteer Pastoral Team.
- We call ourselves and each other to a high bar of personal accountability.
- We realize that it is the call of Jesus to acknowledge our sins, to own and recognize not only the ways we outwardly stray, but also our judgments, angers, and resistances to God.
- We believe in the miracle of forgiveness of sins and know that as we acknowledge and confess our sins, we are made clean in Christ.
- We give each other permission to speak the truth in love to us.
- We believe that our team is one source of accountability in our lives.
- We will each individually seek out and maintain relationships of accountability.
- We seek to be people of integrity.
- We abide by the laws of the land.
- We attempt to be honest in the ways we earn a living.
- We strive for transparency in relationships.
- We make every effort to choose habits of integrity.
- We recognize before God that we and others are fallible.
- We are willing to be loving and gracious to others in their fallibility.
- We choose to love ourselves with the love of Christ as we recognize our own shortcomings.
- We believe we are each called by God to our role as a Pastor at Church of the Savior.
- We take seriously our responsibility to care for the needs of individuals and groups within the congregation.
- We listen to God together and privately for wisdom about how to lead the congregation.
- We receive strength from God to be able to care for the congregation.
- Because of our calling from God, we speak with authority as God leads.
- We know that no one of us is always to answer every need in the congregation. We trust God to prompt the ones of us which He wants to respond to any given need.
- We will ask the congregation to listen for God’s call when it seems possible that others should join the Pastoral Leadership team. (see timeline below)
- We take seriously the call to be pastors of Church of the Savior and we commit to pray for members of the body both jointly and individually.
- When spiritual challenges face the church, we take responsibility to listen to God and to the body for God’s way through the crisis.
- When the church faces other times of testing, we will join with the Board of Trustees and Administrative personnel to collectively seek God’s face and listen for His voice.