Experiential Faith

Christianity is an encounter within human experience.  We push out towards the horizon, the boundary between earth and sky, the mystery of God.  We seem to get to that horizon, but then it eludes us.  We get glimpses of God in this horizon experience.  You always know that there is more, and so it is with the friendship of Jesus.  This is an active faith that goes beyond understanding, feeling and experience to a way of life.  Experience is at the heart of all belief.  We all have had a personal development to our faith.  We live our discipleship of Jesus in justice, love, and healing, as our faith springs into action.

Christian Community

We experience God in our community in the celebration of the story of Jesus Christ.  The coherent story of Jesus overcomes self-deception.  Jesus showed us how to be faithful to others and provides a model for constancy.  The Jesus narrative story transforms and empowers us.  Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the anointed one, the suffering servant.  For many the scandal of death by crucifixion was too much.  Christ’s resurrection defies scientific verification.  This is not just about Jesus of Nazareth, but Jesus, the Lord and Savior.  Jesus speaks to our hearts and minds.  Jesus lives on with his Holy Spirit in our community when we gather together.  There is a personal and social transformation that continually takes place with a deeper and richer understanding of the human person and authentic community.  We all have a personal development of our faith.  We live our discipleship of Jesus in justice, love and healing as our faith springs into action.