1. Love Jesus:
We will lead people to love Jesus through meaningful worship and clear, simple Bible teaching He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’
2. Love People: We will lead people to love people by encouraging them to join a small group and empowering them to share the gospel, their lives, and their goods. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27b
3. Transform Our World: We will teach people to transform our world through providing encouragement and opportunities to pray, give and go, in an effort to see the gospel shared around the world. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
Though each Christian has a personal relationship with God, that relationship is not individual or private. The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation. We were made for community; relationship with God and with each other. The local church is not merely a place that we attend but a people to whom we belong. The Bible calls us members of the body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) with the expectation that we contribute to the body for the glory of God and the good of His people.
Reconciliation with others means living in a Gospel-centered community together; a radical call amid a culture of mere attendance and casual involvement. It involves mutual love, care, consistency and authenticity as we seek to adorn the person and work of Christ with our lives.