A Shift in Attitude | Sep 24, 2023
To follow Christ begins with a shifting of perspective. The Beatitudes help us see the world behind this world.
"In Christ, the Church participates in God's mission for the transformation of creation and humanity by proclaiming to all people the good news of God's love, offering to all people the grace of God at font and table, and calling all people to discipleship in Christ."
(From the Book of Order 2015-2017, The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
When Jesus called his original disciples, he used the words, "Come and see" (John 1:39). Jesus modeled a life of experience, he walked, ate, slept, conversed, and transformed our world with his disciples by his side. It is our hope that your relationship with Christ is more than head knowledge, but an embodiment of Christ through encounter.
Through Christ and his death and resurrection, we have been declared new (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our life in Christ is figuring out how to fit into these new, vibrant clothes. God desires us to be transformed from the inside-out. It is our hope that you will engage in a small group here to grow your interior life.
When you said "yes" to Jesus you signed up for more than a personal relationship with God; you signed up for a movement that has been happening for over two thousand years. We have been created to be in community (1 Corinthians 12:12-26), and it's God's desire to grow his church through our diversity. It is our hope you will give of your time, talent, and treasure so that we might grow closer to God's desire.
Everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God. We aren't blessed for ourselves, but to be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2). The church isn't a building, it is a transformed people, and we have been invited by God to participate in the coming of his kingdom on this earth. It is our hope you would serve our world for the sake of God's kingdom.