We exist to share the Good News
as a Spiritual Family for Holistic Transformation
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The Good News is that God, who is our Father and Creator, because of his infinite love for us, has come to free us from all that separates us from Him and each other, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, holistically transforming our world and establishing his kingdom through ordinary people in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As we receive the Good News we find new life--a life in which Jesus heals us, transforms our character, inspires our actions and compels us to share the Good News with others as we help them to follow Jesus (discipleship) all the while working to address social injustice around us--depending on God to transform all things for good.
Church is Spiritual Family--a family marked by radical love and unity in its diversity of language, ethnicity, social status, and personal gifting and vocation. The church family exists as a living example of the Good News in everyday life. To follow Jesus is to be committed to a spiritual family--sharing what you have and experiencing growth in community.
Jubilee is an old word with significant meaning for today.
It comes from early in the story of the Bible. In this story, God announces to his people that every 50 years they are to free the Israelite slaves they own and forgive any Israelite debts owed to them. This was a radical, social vision giving a glimpse of what God thinks the world should look like.
Later in the story of the bible, the prophet Isaiah writes that one day someone would be born who would announce a new Jubilee—a Jubilee of holistic transformation. This new Jubilee would declare that the world would be made socially just but it would go further to offer personal freedom at spiritual, heart level to anyone who would receive it--giving a brand new life with God and others.
In the New Testament—Jesus announces this new Jubilee and inaugurates it through his own life, death and resurrection—thus making it possible to receive authentic lives of Jubilee freedom ourselves while joining God in brining this Jubilee to our city and world.
This is what we’re about—this ancient vision lived out in our day.
Jesus is the Jubilee.