In 2000, as a part of a long-range planning process, NYAPC adopted the following mission statement to describe our life and work together.
In thankfulness for God’s infinite love, we, the members of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (USA), believe we are called as individuals to join our separate gifts together as a community of faith in the reformed tradition, connected to Presbyterians around God’s world, to undertake the tasks which Jesus Christ has set before us. We search to recognize God’s gifts in others and in ourselves, to discover God’s will for our lives, and to do it.
We come from across the metropolitan area to worship and witness for peace and justice as a downtown congregation in the center of the Nation’s Capital because of the church’s rich history and the challenges offered which help us to grow in our faith. We hear outstanding preaching and inspiring music, attend varied Christian education activities, and continue our commitment to inclusiveness, hospitality, nurture, spiritual growth, and visitation among our own members and our neighbors. We are willing to take risks in our decision-making as our faith guides us.
Listening to God’s call to the future, The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church chooses to be witnesses for Christ guided by these additional principles: