Early this year Marble introduced a new outlook and vision for our church body and as members of the Milan community. You have been seeing sentiments such as: “Hello Neighbor!”, “Welcome Neighbor!”, and “Dear Neighbor”. Being a good neighbor is doing the work that we have been called to do as the church in Christ’s name.
Our vision begins with the characteristics of what a neighbor is at Marble -
A Neighbor is...
Loving – Showing love or great care towards everyone.
Kind – To each other and anyone new to the neighborhood.
Faithful – Being loyal to God, the church, and the community.
Compassionate – Showing sympathy and concern for all.
Peaceful – Making the neighborhood harmonious, calm, and at peace.
Patient – Being able to accept change or deal with problems without being anxious or stressed.
Joyful – Feeling or expressing happiness for all God gives us.
Generous – With our time, gifts, and talents, but willing to give more when it is not expected.
Respectful – Making sure everyone feels loved and valued in the neighborhood.
From there we move into the Core Values -
1. As neighbors, we are seeking to love God in worship through prayer, preaching, and praise.
2. As neighbors, we are looking to include everyone in what we do with love and respect for all.
3. As neighbors, we are willing to serve others through outreach in our community and the world.
4. As neighbors, we are continuing to grow in our faith with small groups, Bible studies, and mission work.
Then we add our Vision and Mission Statements -
To be a welcoming neighborhood, so that all may experience God’s love and grace.
To meet new neighbors, nurture their relationship with Christ, and transform the world together.
Marble is on an exciting journey. We are called to come together and care for each other with Christian love.
At Marble we are committed to our neighbors, no matter who they are or where they are, as our commitment to transform the world – TOGETHER!