Gather | Share | Nurture | Care

For many years, St Peter’s has held these words as a guide to all that we do.  We have long understood our mission to be to:

gather...in the grace of God

share...the Gospel of Christ

nurture...growth in faith

care...for those in need

We still hold these words as our mission focus. As we see ourselves in a time of exciting transition, we have adjusted our mission statement by adding the following important phrase:

As we are called to move forward,
let us gather, share, nurture, and care
for the sake of God’s world.

We remind ourselves of this statement each week as we close worship and are sent out to do God’s work.


St. Peter’s is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Founded in 1988, the ELCA has nearly 10,000 congregations with over 3.5 million baptized members spread throughout 65 synods, covering every portion of the United States. To learn more about the ELCA, its mission, and how you can get involved, visit www.elca.org.

Locally, St. Peter’s is a member congregation of the Southern Ohio Synod (SOS) of the ELCA. The Southern Ohio Synod contains 199 congregations and over 68,000 members. The Southern Ohio Synod, like the ELCA, is involved in many ministries, which focus on this region. To learn more about the Southern Ohio Synod and all it has to offer, visit their website.