The Vision Statement of Kawaiaha‘o Church
Honor God, love one another, and make disciples.
E ho‘omaika‘i i ke Akua, E aloha kekahi i kekahi a me E ho‘ohaumana.
Kawaiaha‘o Church honors and affirms Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Through God’s word expressed through worship, education, and mission, we will equip God’s disciples unto faithfulness and fruitfulness. We will clearly represent Jesus Christ to others and perpetuate our Hawaiian cultural heritage.
Our God-inspired love for each person; (John 13:34-35)
Our love, inspired by God’s love for us and the teachings of Jesus Christ directs us to look beyond the transgressions of others and encourages us to embrace all people with aloha.
Clearly representing to others, Jesus Christ and all He exemplifies, we, as members of Christ’s Church are to exalt and draw attention to Christ in understandable ways; (2 Corinthians 4:5-6; Acts 20:20-27)
Each gathering of the Church or parts of the Church is to exalt and draw attention to the Person of Jesus in plain and understandable ways through Biblical teaching, praise, prayer, fellowship and ministry.
The nurturing and releasing of personal gifts; (Ephesians 4: 1-7; 11-16)
The Church is not designed to be one person’s responsibility. The Church is meant to be a family of believers in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and in cooperation with one another. As Christ equips His people, the Church will grow into a living and dynamic body of Christ.
A healing and restoring Christ; (Matthew 11:28-30)
The Kawaiaha‘o ‘ohana practices love, cares for and serves others, and forgives one another according to God’s word so that people will be able to receive God’s healing and comfort.
Reaching out to people with the Good News of the Savior; (Acts 2:21; 37-39; Matthew 28:19-20)
We, the Church, acknowledge the Great Commission, give opportunities to people to share Christ’s fellowship with one another and the Good News of Jesus as Lord through foundational instructions and follow up. God’s love, experienced as seen in His Son, Jesus Christ, who for our sins, gave his life that we might have eternal life, will always cause us to reach out to those who have not yet chosen Christ.
Through the inspiration of God, Kawaiaha‘o Church, as the Mother Church of Hawai‘i, through Christian worship, education and mission shall perpetuate and shall keep alive our Hawaiian Cultural Heritage. (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 3:6)