Petra's Mission Statement

Empowered to bring Jesus' love, healing, and hope to the world

Petra Core Values

1.   Devotion to Jesus
2.   Sharing Jesus with Others
3.   Following Jesus
4.   Partnering with the Holy Spirit
5.   Enjoying God's Presence
6.   Healing Grace
7.   Grow in Groups, Serve in Teams
8.   Guidance and Encouragement from the Scriptures

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Petra Church is part of the Hopewell Network of Churches. As a community we value dynamic worship.

Our Emphasis

We emphasize the centrality of Jesus, ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the father heart of God. We believe worship is the highest calling of every believer. We want to live a lifestyle that reflects our worship and commitment to God.

Small Groups

We believe that small group fellowship is an effective way to develop meaningful friendships and to disciple and nurture people in their Christian walk. At Petra, pastoral care is primarily given through care groups. We encourage everyone to become part of a care group both to give and receive ministry.

Children & Youth

We believe children and youth are vitally important within God's Kingdom. We want to lead our children to Jesus, to bless them in His name, teach them His ways, and release them for Kingdom work.  This is accomplished through caring and capable teachers and leaders, wholesome activities, and Christ-centered discipleship.  One of our top priorities is to actively prepare the next generation.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer is the key to effective ministry, renewal, and revival.  Our desire is to see God raise up many prayer intercessors and prayer groups.

Evangelism & Missions

We believe reaching the lost is the most important concern on God's heart. God is preparing the church for a worldwide harvest of souls.  Evangelism begins in our own homes and communities and extends to the ends of the earth. Our goal is to provide training and opportunities for service in our communities, in our cities, and to the nations.

Team Ministry

Leadership at Petra consists of a team of pastors and elders that give direction to the vision and ministry of the church. We promote team ministry with recognition of gifts and callings.  We believe God has given the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher to equip every Christian to minister to others. We are all ministers.

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