We are a community of faith bringing faith to the community.
Jesus was all about living lives in Community. When He came on the scene 2,000 years ago he took a group of people and gathered them together in a family of faith. Jesus said that the distinguishing mark of this community of faith should be LOVE! Not just love for Him, but love for the things that He loves. Ephesians 5 says that Jesus loved the church so much that he was willing to give up His life for it. In John 13:35 Jesus said– “by this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love for your church family will be the distinguishing mark that you are His!
A community of faith as the church goes far beyond a building or organization. The church is made up of people who have faith in the love of God through Jesus Christ to bring forgiveness, healing and wholeness to the people of an ever-fracturing world.
Towards the end of Jesus’ life he challenged this community of faith to not only love one another but to go out and impact their community by loving them with His love. The idea of bringing faith to the community is to find an area of society where there is a lack of Gospel presence and form a Jesus community in that particular area. It’s not generic, it’s specific. We want to encourage people to identify the place God has called them to (either a neighborhood or network), and then incarnate the Gospel in those places.
God sends his people out to the public square. This gives an opportunity to live faith in word and action in our communities. Our desire is to see God glorified, Jesus proclaimed and the Spirit enabling us to impact lives for him!
To learn more about how to love your church…and your community, check out the Info Desk in the lobby or email Information.