We are a community of people from many different walks of life, drawn together because we believe that God has planted us in this place as a parable of the good news of the kingdom of God.
A parable is a teaching story. It is by nature open and vulnerable. It teaches by provoking, teasing, opening the imagination. There is a clear point; there is something a parable wants us to know and do, but it's going to make us partners in the work of understanding - only by entering into the hard work do we really learn. Lessons can't be handed to us; we must discover them if they are to be ours.
So it is with the kingdom of God and Christ's way of life. We hope our life together teaches. We hope we embody the kingdom here and now. And we hope with those who see signs of the kingdom. We don't have it all together, we ask a lot of questions, we laugh, we cry, we pray, we study, we worship, and we follow God's lead into the world right around us as daringly as we know how. In all these things we seek to discover our place in the mission of God.
We try to measure the fruitfulness of our life together in three key ways:
- Do we seek to imitate Jesus Christ in all we do?
- Are we immersing ourselves in the Christian Story?
- In what ways are we improvising on that storyline as we do ministry?
We welcome you to join us into God’s big adventure in this small part of God's world!