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iii. Values

 
 

By god's grace we will Be a people Embodying

A culture of 

GRACE

What does it feel like to stand next to grace? We believe it feels like John 4. Jesus & the woman at the well. It feels like John 8. I don't condemn you, go, sin no more. When you are in the presence of grace you feel as if you could do no wrong, and mysteriously at the same time, that you do not want to do wrong. (The Gospel of St. John, ch. 4)

A culture of 

Peace

People that follow Jesus are marked by peace towards one another and peace towards others because they are forever, securely, at peace with the God of the universe. (Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, ch. 5)

A culture of 

presence

A church that follows Jesus resides where Jesus resided and postures itself with love and faithfulness towards those whom Jesus contacted. A community like this works for the flourishing of its city because Christ loves his creation. (The Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah, ch. 31)

A culture of 

sacrifice

 

A culture of 

family

 

A culture of

Making