“We are a Christian community committed to growing in faith, serving in love, living in Christ, and extending God’s gracious welcome to all.”
With this series, we explore our new church identity statement piece-by-piece, developing a clearer sense of our purpose as a church and the work that God has called us to do in our community.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
We are a Christian community, but what does that mean? It means more than just being a church; it means striving in our life together to embody the kingdom of God.
Growing in Faith
Sunday, May 5, 2019
In looking for disciples, Jesus is not looking for particular qualifications; he is only looking for those who are willing to respond, willing to follow, and willing to allow him to repurpose their gifts for the good of God’s kingdom.
Serving in Love
Sunday, May 12, 2019
When we serve in love, we don’t think about what we will gain or how we will benefit; we give freely of ourselves so that the love of God can be made perfect in us and be made known to the world.
Living in Christ
Sunday, May 26, 2019
To live in Christ is to make an intentional decision not to allow our identity to be distorted or fragmented by the forces and pressures of the world, but instead to understand our purpose and find our identity in Christ, who led by example, emptying himself.
God’s Gracious Welcome
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Jesus tells the story of a father and his two sons in order to illustrate the nature of God’s gracious welcome, an embrace founded not upon moral performance but upon relationship—a relationship God is determined to maintain at any cost.
Extended to All
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Our tendency to keep track of what we (and others) deserve very often puts us at odds with the gracious love and embrace of God. God knows exactly what we deserve, but has decided that it just doesn’t matter. Can the church’s welcome reflect such indiscriminate grace?