Becoming Together – sharing in the work of God’s vision for a healed world.
We are always becoming. We are becoming something new, something holy, something healing, something life-changing and world-altering. We are becoming this church together. To be the church of Jesus in this time and place means listening and learning, changing and growing. It means telling the truth about ourselves and our world. We are becoming together. And it happens:
GOD TO PEOPLE — This is where things begin and where they end. We find ourselves in the God who comes to us offering life and healing. We find our identity and purpose in Jesus who gives us his life. We are loved without condition and without end so that we can find the strength and the courage to be signs of Christ’s love in the world. God comes to us so that we can live for others.
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE — Relationships change us and change the world. By being in relationship with one another we discover more about the challenges that are confronting us as people at this time in history. We hear stories that challenge us and invite us to change.
As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. –Galatians 3
PEOPLE TO PLACE — The number of issues that confront our cities are at times overwhelming. From food scarcity to education inequality to healthcare, it can be difficult to know where to start. But home matters. Having access to safe and affordable housing makes addressing all of the other issues just a little bit easier. So we’re committed to working with our incredible, capable partners to help more people have access to a home that allows them to live.
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. –Jeremiah 29
PEOPLE TO PLANET — We are creators, co-creators with God in an ongoing project of healing the world. We’ve made a mess of things, but God has also blessed us with the power to make things better, to work for change, to care for the creation God loves.
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” –Genesis 1