We are church. But what does that mean?
For us, it means people who gather around the story of what God is doing …
— in the world
— in us
It is a STORY … a really LONG story that started at the beginning (Genesis), and is still going on here and now.
We believe that story centers on how God is loving and healing the world through Jesus (John 3.16-17).
We believe Jesus came to RECONCILE the world … and RECONCILIATION is really important because …
We are meant to be connected. God created us to be in relationship with God and all creation (Genesis again).
But we are broken. Our relationships with God, one another, and creation are not what they are meant to be (Romans 3.23).
So God decided to change the nature of our relationship — to RECONCILE us from being at odds with each other to being friends with each other again. RECONCILIATION is restoring broken relationships. Jesus is our reconciler, and through him we have a new kind of life that we are meant to share (2 Corinthians 5.17-19).
That’s the story we gather to hear. That’s the story we are called to tell. That’s the story we try to live as best we can, with God’s help.
Living the life we are meant to live is real life. Life. Here. Now. Let’s live it together.