….and this is the place to start! Whenever a group or organization seeks to define itself it often does so in terms of history and present appearance. The Church though has always at its best been shaped by the commission Jesus gave his disciples when he sent them out to tell the world about Himself.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.” – Jesus as quoted by Matthew in his Gospel chapter 28 verses 19 & 20
We are simply a bunch of diverse people who are seeking to help one another follow Jesus and show others how to do the same. Our mission is to Love God in worshiping him and praising Him for who he is and for how he loves us. We also try to Love one another. We are not all the same and this can be hard work! We believe though that just as Jesus loves us he also calls us to “bear with each other” forgiving others as he forgave us and helping us all to be His disciples. We also seek to Love the World, – that is love everyone around us with the same degree of compassion that Jesus had. That means real love for all whether or not they share our beliefs. Of course it does mean that we will try hard to help people understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and start to follow him as well, but just as Jesus showed God’s love to the world so we are committed to doing the same.