You can’t judge a book by its cover, nor a package by its wrappings, nor a church by its building.
Were you to stroll along the path in Madison Square Park, you’d see across the street a very old limestone building nestled among the trees on the corner. Using its stained glass windows, steeple, cross, stately traditional architecture as clues, you’d recognize that building as a church, and you might say to yourself, “There’s a church with a long history in downtown San Antonio.”
You’d be right about that. But, were you to surmise that the members of that church must match the building’s old and traditional architecture, their faith confined to conform within old walls of conservatively traditional beliefs, their Christian living limited to the past’s worn out definitions and prescriptions, you would not be right about that.
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The mission of Madison Square Presbyterian Church is:
- to be a community that is open and welcoming to all people, without regard for nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status;
- to bear witness, both in word and in deed, to the universal and unconditional love of God as made known through Jesus of Nazareth;
- to minister to the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of its members, their families, and any others in need of such ministry;
- to serve actively and creatively as an agent of love, reconciliation, peace, and justice in the community and in the world;
- to work in harmony with all who share any aspect of this mission; and
- in all things, to seek and be receptive to the guidance of the Spirit of God.