We asked ourselves, what would we change about our current churches and what we continue? Again, it seemed that in many ways, though our demographics are miles apart, our intentions and hopes were pretty similar.
- We want to be a church on a mission to the community around us, so we want to continue to be welcoming, friendly and warm towards the guest and newcomer.
- Our community and our world is full of need and brokenness. We see it every day. We want to be full of the compassion of Christ for the broken and the lost.
- We want to love one another and truly be God's new people. Here we had different words for the same thing: fellowship, family, community.We want the world to see that we are His disciples by the way we love one another (John 13:35).
So far, so good. We feel comfortable with our vision and with our values. Next up: theology!