Jesus is the subject. We are committed to the person, teaching, community, and mission of Jesus. We call ourselves Christ followers because we take his call upon our lives seriously. We seek to tell his story, and for our lives to reflect his. Jesus is central to all.
"yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live."
I Corinthians 8:6
We are committed to the Scriptures. The Bible. The Word of God. Living and active. Always up to date. Always relevant. Designed to be put into practice.
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double- edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
We are committed to taking back what hell has stolen and bringing life in Jesus.
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
We are committed to life in the Holy Spirit. God's living, empowering presence in the lives of his followers, and in the church.
"Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires."
We are committed to growing as the people of God together. Discipleship. On our own we cannot become all God intends us to be. We believe in Jesus and the Church. Not one without the other. The church has some organisational functions, but at her core she is people, people worshipping, following, and serving Jesus together. We need each other.
"so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
We are committed to our community. Our City. We believe in both calling people to follow Jesus, and leaving the footprints of Jesus through serving needs around us. Our mission is to continue his.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."