One Identity... Expressed in Multiple Forms
We are the people of God... But how do we glorify God in the world? How does our identity in Christ shape how we live daily, with other Christians, and interact with the world? The answers to these questions inform what we call our Gospel Identities.
Our Core Gospel Identities
WE ARE FAMILY
We are children of the Triune God brought together in a covenant community (church) to care for the spiritual and physical well being of our brothers and sisters (and their children) in Christ.
WE ARE DISCIPLES
We are disciples/learners/apprentices/pupils of Jesus who walk in total trust, allegiance, and obedience to our Lord and Savior. We desire to know him, serve him, enjoy him, become like him, and help him be known.
WE ARE WORSHIPERS
We are worshipers of God living our lives in a constant response of gratitude and glory back to God for Who He Is and What He Has Done in Christ. We are dying day-by-day to the sin and idols that keep us from intimate worship of the true living God.
WE ARE SERVANTS
We are servants of Jesus in the world following the path of the cross. We lay our lives down to serve our brothers/sisters in Christ and the world.
WE ARE MISSIONARIES
We are sent by the Holy Spirit as witnesses of the gospel to declare and demonstrate this good news in word and deed to our world.
In summary, The Church is made up of a family of worshiping disciples of Jesus sent out as missionary-servants to proclaim the gospel in Word and Deed.
We always seek to remember:
We are who we are because of what Jesus has done and Is doing. Our being comes out of his doing, and our doing proceeds from our being in Christ.
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Gal. 2:20).