We exist to share the Good News
as a Spiritual Family for Holistic Transformation
What in the world is 'Jubilee'?
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 and it revealed 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 vision of Holistic Transformation. This renewed Jubilee would announce that social justice was coming to the world. However, it would go further and deeper, offering freedom at the level of the human heart. Jubilee offers us new lives and a new world.
In the New Testament, Jesus announces this new Jubilee and inaugurates it through his own life, death and resurrection. Jesus makes it possible to receive authentic lives of freedom now while joining God in bringing this spirit of Jubilee to our city and world.
This is what we’re about—this ancient vision lived out in our day.
Jesus is the Jubilee.
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.
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.
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.