...to becoming a Multi-Cultural Community of Reconciliation
The very purpose of Christ’s self-giving was not just to save isolated individuals but to create a new community whose members would belong to him, love each other, and eagerly serve the world. The church is a reflection of God’s plan… “to gather up all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth.”Ephesians 1:10
In his death on the cross, Jesus put to death the ancient hostilities that divide people according to race, gender, age, class, or church affiliation… "that he might create in himself one new humanity…" Ephesians 2:15
This is the reconciliation and healing that we long to demonstrate.
Our Commitment to Reconciliation
We are committed to worshipping, working, and doing life with sisters and brothers of differing cultural, racial, ethnic, political, and class backgrounds. "After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb..." Revelation 7:9
We are committed to value all individuals, their life experiences and their particular place on the journey. "Thereis no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus."Galations 3:28
We are committed to reconciliation as it means “to change or exchange as coins”; so we commit to exchange stories, challenges, victories, and expectations in ways that show true value of the other.
We are committed to being ministers of reconciliation in word and in work.
We are committed to reconciliation not only as we serve the community to which we are called but also as we live our lives in this world so loved by God.