We are unashamedly passionate about Jesus Christ. We worship the one who destroyed every barrier and united all people into one new humanity. Therefore, everything we do, we do it united and with passion. From our worship to our service we do it with Holy Spirit empowerment and joy. Passion drives us. Passion for Jesus. Passion for people. Passion for our work. Passion for His church.
Ephesians 2:12-22, Hebrews 12:28, Colossians 3:16
In Jesus Christ, God has made a new kind of community. A community that is diverse in every kind of way but united in what makes us truly human. Through his blood shed on the cross we become a part of the family of God and citizens of His kingdom of love, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. We want to celebrate and to gather in the name that unites all humanity, JESUS.
Romans 4:17, Ephesians 2:14-16
Impactful for the nations
In perhaps the most famous passage on discipleship, Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus issues the Great Commission for the Church, which involves multiplication. We are to become better disciples through love for God and love for others by equipping and empowering others to do the same. We are called to growth as we extend the gospel of life to a dead world.
Gospel multiplication is the result of discipleship.
God has determined the exact time and place in which you live, work and play for His glory (Acts 17:26). God was intentional in directing our lives, so we should live with intentionality in all that we pursue.
We multiply the kingdom by living with the purpose to make God known and enjoyed. From missional living in interacting with neighbors and coworkers to missional outreach or short or long-term mission trips, our lives have been infused with purpose and meaning. The disciple’s call is multiplication and replication through the gospel—for the glory of our God.
2 Corinthians 5:11-12, Matthew 28:18-20
God loves cities and he loves culture. He calls his followers to have a great love and dynamic vision for the place in which we live, work, and play for His glory. The message of Jesus does not only have implications for our private life and Christian relationships. It also affects our public life, particularly how we pursue our vocations in the world and do our daily work. Any particular culture is largely the result of a society’s core beliefs about the meaning of life, right and wrong, the nature of the human dilemma and it’s solution—all fleshed out and expressed through people’s work and the things they produce. When Christians begin to do their work out of a different set of beliefs—whether in business, the arts, the academy, government, or the helping professions—it changes and renews the culture. The gospel gives every believer a new worldview, new inner motives and power, and new conceptions and guidelines for work. While the local church does not directly seek to change culture, it disciples its people to be agents out in the world who do.
In John 13:1-20, we read the account of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet. This was no regular rabbinical task, but was instead reserved for the lowest of all servants. Here was the anointed King, the eternal Son of God, the blessed Lord, doing the inconceivable.
By humbly cleansing the feet of His disciples, Jesus gave an abiding example of service and issued a command for us to follow in His steps. We were saved that we might now serve.
Servant leadership is the overflow of discipleship.
It is motivated by the reconciling work of God and seeks to extend His grace and mercy to others for His glory and not our own. It is an expression of love and stewardship of grace marked by humility, generosity and hospitality and empowered by a passion for the glory of God.
Servant leadership can and should be pursued in various ways by all recipients of varied grace. Those who have been impacted by the gospel have countless opportunities—both formal and informal—to serve others by greeting at the doors of the church, volunteering in one of our Next Generation ministries, teaching, singing, serving communion, giving financially to the needs of others, opening their homes to their neighbors, etc.
John 13:1-20, 1 Peter 4:8-11, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15
Generosity is about giving more than what is required. We see generosity as a privilege. We're generous with our time, talents and treasure. We go first in our giving. God has given richly towards us, it's our honor to give back to Him.
We believe that God imagined you to imagine, created you to create, that you are both a work of art and an artist at work. That is why we invest and live out bold dreams, that the creative and good works that Christ has prepared for us may be displayed in the world.