Beliefs

Missio Dei is a decidedly inter-denominational community. This means that we ask you to bring the beauty of whatever tradition you come from to the table, while trying your hardest to leave the baggage behind. We all have both beauty and baggage. We are at our best when we recognize that about ourselves and others, while simultaneously making room for those who are not like us. We are fond of calling this 'unity in the midst of diversity'.
While we affirm that you cannot *really* know what a community believes without participating in the relationships that flesh out those ideas, we readily find agreement with the most ancient of creeds in historic Christian orthodoxy:

The Apostles' Creed (ca. ad 215)

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.
Our Vision

Missio Dei seeks to be a simple pathway to God by helping people to be in communion with Jesus Christ, one another and the poor and suffering.

Our Mission

In downtown St. Petersburg, the surrounding neighborhoods and the world, Missio Dei will be a simple pathway to God by gathering together for the worship of God, setting aside time to grow in faith, seeking to find the tasks that God has for us to do, taking hold of Jesus, the Liberator, who sets us free to live in a new way of nonviolent love and freedom, and telling others of the Source of our new freedom.