Our community experience is shared, and Christ’s transforming power is manifest, in these three particular areas. These are the building blocks that make up our DNA as a church as we seek to walk in the way of Jesus, fulfilling the summary of his teaching in his “great commandment” and “great commission.”
Through worship, we seek to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength” (Matthew 22:37).
In our Sunday worship we come into the presence of the Almighty God to offer Him our thanks for what He has done in the world and in us.
His Word and Sacraments feed us; they encourage, empower, and equip us to go out and worship God in the world.
As we orient our lives around the total worship of God, His love changes us. God molds us into the redeemed people He purposed us to be.
Through intentional fellowship with one another, we seek to fulfill Christ’s call to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).
We are not a “Sunday morning only” crowd. By seeking God together, we develop intentional communities that serve our neighbors and the world. In this process we cultivate relationships that allow each other to speak the Word of God into each others’ lives.
The Bible uses the imagery of iron sharpening iron to describe how community refines us. This is the hot crucible where Christ’s life-renovating work happens. And as it happens, we see God’s glory reflected more and more in the faces of our community.
We seek to engage in the final work and mission that Jesus Christ left for His followers when he said, “go and make disciples for me from all the peoples of the earth” (Matthew 28:19).
This means we constantly look for where God is moving in the world around us, desiring to join Him in His work.
We are meant to proclaim – in word and deed – the Good News of God’s Kingdom and His reconciling Love in our community and throughout the world. While worship is the only activity of the Church that lasts into eternity, mission is the only activity that can only be done here and now. This is where we take the life changing work that Jesus is doing in our lives and share it with others, inviting them to come and be changed too and extend it to the world.