Authentic Community

“To become a Christian is to enter into a relationship with a new Father, with little or no emphasis on our relationship with a new set of brothers and sisters. In our typical gospel presentations, we introduce God’s family only as a sort of utilitarian afterthought—church is there to help us grow in our newfound faith in Christ.”

― Joseph H. Hellerman, New Testament language professor

We acknowledge that we are authentic because we recognize that it is God alone, through Christ, that we have been authenticated. We edit out the pretense and superficiality of playing church and underscore the passion of being a vibrant, eclectic community who is united in their love of Christ and one another… Each one of us is a thread interwoven in the masterpiece of God’s story. As Jesus taught us, we desire to be a living illustration of what it means to really love others.

Scriptural Basis: Matthew 11:28, Acts 2:42–47, Ephesians 5:26-27, James 3:18, Romans 12:4-5, Romans 12:9-13, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Peter 3:8, Galatians 6:2