Identity: Who We Are
We believe that Christians are new creations in Christ and that this amazing gift of grace has more to say about who we are - our core identity - than anything else. Grace is a gift meant to be shared. Having been rescued by Jesus, we are free to faithfully embrace the 3 great calls of Scripture:
Shared Love (The Great Commandment of Matthew 22, Mark 12 and Luke 10): Taking our cue from the OT and from Jesus, we're called to a life of love - an all-encompassing love of God and of neighbor .
Shared Mission (The Great Commission of Matthew 28): Mission is a natural response to the grace of God. And mission isn't a new idea that began with Jesus or the Apostles; it was always part of God's mission. In Deuteronomy, the Lord repeatedly said, "Remember that you were slaves in Egypt". God rescues us from slavery so that we might in turn go and rescue other captives with the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus!
Shared Life (The Great Fellowship of Acts 2): The latter verses in Acts 2 serve as quite a picture of what it means to deeply partake of life together (fellowship). We have the privilege and joy of journeying together through the ups, downs and in betweens of life.