By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
We are a community of people that prize Jesus above all else. Jesus is the only Lord and Savior. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Namely, as stated in Acts 4:12, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." Considering all of this, we will prize the person and work of Jesus above all else. He is our highest prize given to us for the glory of God and our ultimate joy.
"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." – John Piper
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." Matthew 13:44
We are a community of people to love all people the way God, through Christ, loves us. We will let the love of Christ control us, as stated in 2 Corinthians 5:14. Meaning our motivation to love is rooted in Christ's unconditional love for us. We understand that a life that prizes Jesus will be marked by love. Even though it is a difficult task, we will love well and love people towards the ever-flowing grace of Jesus Christ.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
We are a community of people that are committed to making disciples that make disciples. The moment we realize that Jesus is our ultimate prize, His message and mission become ours. We carry the name of Jesus and His message to all people. We want people to know that reconciliation with God is possible only through the perfect life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We will fervently bring the good news, the Gospel, to all people allowing the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ to invade dark spaces and bring light and healing.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Romans 1:16