We long to be a church that leads others to center their lives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ by teaching them to live out their Gospel Identity in the everyday rhythms of life.
OUR GOSPEL IDENTITY
We are a family of worshippers, adopted and sent.
How is this best lived out?
We believe the best way to learn to live out your Gospel Identity is to be involved in a Missional Community. We currently have 5 of these available to join. To find out more about what it means to be in a Missional Community and who to contact, please check out our Missional Community page.
.our gospel identity
A Family of Worshippers, Adopted and Sent
While each individual Christian has their own adoption story, we recognize that the Christian life is not meant to be lived in isolation, but rather as a community of believers; as a family. Through this family each person not only learns, but actually feels what it means to be a child of the King. To see this become a reality, we encourage planned time to gather together for worship, fellowship, study, and prayer multiple times throughout the week. (Heb 10:24-25, Gal 6:1-2, Acts 2:42-47)
While we were yet sinners, God reconciled those who believe to Himself through the sacrifice of His Son. His joy is to adopt us into His family and consider us right with Him through the blood of Christ. Through the Gospel, our identity is wrapped up in the person of Jesus Christ. Each believer becomes a new creation, a sanctified vessel, and is transformed over time into the likeness of Christ that we may be useful to our Father, prepared for every good work, and servants of the One, True King. (Rom 8:12-15, Gal 4:4-7, 2 Tim 2:21)
Apart from the Gospel, we have no hope of understanding God’s love for us and how we should love Him in return. In fact, we love because He first loved us. As the Gospel takes root in our lives, the natural response is an overflow of joy in God that will manifest itself in worship of the One that sanctifies and redeems us. Worship is not merely an activity performed on Sunday morning; rather, it’s a lifestyle of using our time, resources, and affections in a manner that brings God the most glory. (John 4:23-24, Rom 12:1-2, 1 John 4:19)
From Genesis to Revelation, the mission of God unfolds as He beckons mankind to find their joy and purpose in Him. To see this mission fulfilled, Christ chooses to call ordinary, everyday individuals to bear witness to His glory in and around them. To join God in His mission, we adopt a lifestyle of “go and be” rather than “come and see.” We choose to live sent by demonstrating and declaring the Gospel in all of life. (Acts 1:8, Acts 4:20, 1 Peter 2:9-12)
in the everyday
What does it mean to live this out in the everyday rhythms of life?
Put simply, the everyday rhythms are the normal items that fill up your schedule. As we learn to center all of our lives (and not simply our Sundays) around the Gospel, we believe even the seemingly mundane can be transformed for the glory of God.
Here is a brief example. On average, each one of us will eat 3 meals a day or 21 meals a week. This is an everyday rhythm. What if, rather than adding something to our already busy schedules, we used a meal or two a week to live out our identity as a member of God’s family by sharing a meal with someone and spend some time in worship together as we discuss what He has recently done in our lives.