“Lent heralds the affirmation that death will not have the last word because the very soil from which life springs consists of redeemed death.” – Steve Bell We have begun our Lenten season, may we seek and not shy away … Read More
We affirm the historic and orthodox Christian faith. We believe that God has revealed himself through the Holy and Inspired Scriptures. We believe that God has invited us to be rooted in Him and His desires to bring wholeness and peace towards others, towards the earth, towards Himself and within ourselves.
We affirm the necessity of practices that provide us with the eyes to see and the ears to hear God in the everyday moments of our lives. We believe in engaging in spiritual disciplines that allow us to see, listen, taste and touch the reality of God.
We affirm our role, as God's people, to serve and bless others. The Church as the body of Jesus is to follow His example and share his heart for others in our broken and fragmented world. We believe in following Jesus towards those who are suffering and facing injustice and living out the redemptive and transformative message of hope that is found in Jesus.
We affirm that everyone bears God's image. Through sharing in each other's sufferings and celebrations, loving and forgiving one another, we can journey forward. We were made for community and within loving relationships, God's truth takes on flesh and blood, and we are not alone. We believe that together through Jesus we can become more than we our by ourselves.
Paul finishes his letter to his friends in Philippi with one more encouragement to live the gospel life. The letter contains Paul’s conventional greetings, but first Paul concludes the exhortation that began in 1:27: “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a … Read More
In chapter 3 Paul reflects on his Christian transformation. Paul demonstrates the contrast between his pre-Christian self and his faith in Jesus, in order to demonstrate the conflict between the church and their Judaizing opponents. The church’s opponents called into … Read More