Yarnell Community I Presbyterian Church is a church worshiping, learning and participating with one another and with our world for the purpose of sharing God's love. We are growing and finding our way into God's plan for us, and it is our desire to be vibrant and connected with the world that Jesus loves.
We are a church small in numbers but large in heart for Christ. Our congregation recognizes its call to seek and to do the will of God, and it is our mission to represent Christ to our communities and to the world, inviting all to share in our inclusiveness and joy, offering love and hope centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and encouraging one another in the study of the Scriptures. It is our Scripture-mandated desire to reach out beyond ourselves, caring for our members and friends. We seek to respond to the needs of our communities, regularly supporting the mission of the larger church, and to provide for the indigent and those in crisis who come our way so that no one leaves untouched by God's love. We work to promote community events that bring aid and social interaction, relating as a partner with our fellow citizens. Ours is a church marked by friendliness and genuine warmth, sharing the rich experiences of life and the belief that the joy of Christ is contagious.
We are determined that our church remain a church of people, not a church of programs. We are determined to not lose sight of the fact that love and acceptance not programs - draw people. We work to meet needs and discover hearts, as this was what Jesus modeled; and we work to project acceptance, to have people come as they are, both physically and spiritually. We would preach God's Word and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.
Emil Brunner said, "The Church exists by mission, just as a fire exists by burning. Where there is no mission, there is no church." Understanding that mission is a definable objective of what we work to accomplish, of why we exist, , a mission statement should clarify what we expect to do and how we will empower others as we do it. To that end, Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church encourages our congregation to DO, rather than TALK through exposure to opportunities for community service and mission work. We work to inspire them to share their gifts, talents and experience by educating them to the broader picture of Christian nurture and need, both in our community and in the world. Motivated by a desire to see others find fulfillment in Christ by helping them reach their full potential, we have summarized our mission with the following statement: "To Live by Faith, To Be Known by Love, to Be a Voice of Hope."