Rooted and established in the love of God, we join the mission of God in the cities we love. In the beginning God created and in the end God redeems and restores...we live with the hope of heaven in the phrase, "[GOD] is making all things new!"
We want to embody the life and love of Jesus as a credible witness in this day, in this place. Our hearts resonate with the proclomation of the old testament prophet Isaiah, "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,“Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)
We welcome the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit to fill the church, to fill our lives and to empower our proclomation and demonstration of the kingdom of God!
VISION FOR CITIES
We see God at work in every place pursuing people with His love. We have been captured by a vision for the cities we love. We want to be a local church that is not limited by a vision for ourselves, but embrace a vision beyond ourselves. We want to collaborate with others for the sake of our cities knowing the transforming love of Jesus Christ!
We love the heart of old testament figure Jeremiah: "...seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7)
We believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life! We want to be disciples of Jesus who live life like Jesus. We define discipleship as "following Jesus together". As we learn to receive the love of God, we can more fully live under the authority of God in all things. This is the journey of faith and transformation. It is not a journey of striving, but one of grace!
As Howard Thurman said:
“There are two questions that we have to ask ourselves: " Where am I going?" and "Who will go with me?"
MULTIPLYING LEADERS | MULTIPLYING EXPRESSIONS
Following Jesus calls us into a transformed way of living. As a community transformed by love, we learn to generously share our life with others and we join the mission of God. We want to be a local church committed to equipping, empowering and commissioning the family of God into the story of God. We believe kingdom leadership is the fruit of maturing discipleship. As we multiply disciples, we will multiply leaders. As we multiply leaders, we want to see kingdom expressions multiplied across the cities we love. The great commandment, great commission and great collaboration call us into the great adventure of proclaiming and demonstrating the kingdom of God.
As John Wesley said:
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”