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“To be a lighthouse for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, helping people in the community to know the love of God and to see the Glory of God by worshiping Christ passionately, growing in Christ faithfully, and serving Christ in unity”
God’s grace stuns us, giving us room in which to breathe and to dance. It’s the familiar fragrance of God’s own dwelling place wafting by our nostrils—God’s DNA imbued into Jesus, the one who was full of grace and truth (John 1:14). How do we live out grace-and-truth in our pulpits and our lives?
It’s an age-old question: Why not simply gather a few friends around us and connect with Jesus on our own? Who needs church? Admittedly, the church has its problems. And we’re eager to explore how we might cut away the institutional-stuff we don’t need and re-invest in the Jesus-stuff we do need. Because abandoning church altogether is not the solution. Explore, in this issue of EFCA Today, the intrinsic beauty and power of God’s people gathered as the church, and how we might better convey that to the watching world.
Hear what fellow EFCA leaders have to say on the theme of The Church as Family. What does it mean to be brothers and sisters in the church? With God as our Father and Christ as the head? How can we create a true sense of family in our congregations? Check out the features here for responses to these questions and more.
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