We are a people gathered to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ. To be in deep gratitude to God our Father. And to welcome our Beloved Holy Spirit.
“Yet for us there is only one God — the Father. Out of him is all things, and our lives are lived for him. And there is one Lord, Jesus, the Anointed One, through whom we and all things exist.” 1 Corinthians 8:6 TPT
We hold space for each other and for the Lord. Our understanding is that each of us are welcomed as part of God’s living body on earth; together we are the temple of God.
Church is the people. People are the church.
Each of us wants something more of God. There is more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control than we have experienced thus far. There is more intimacy and forgiveness, more gladness of heart and bounty of life than what we have known. We want more of the Lord.
We want to grow. To be challenged. To be strengthened, emboldened, and courageous in our listening and in our walking and in our daily lives with God at our side and within us, and us within God.
As the church, as Ecclesia, a body of people called out for a specific purpose, we seek to live our lives for the glory of God for the renown of his name on earth and in our worlds, in your and my context.
“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” Psalm 96:3
We hold this framework and welcome our Holy Spirit to lead us:
- SILENCE – allowing Holy Spirit to touch our hearts.
- WORSHIP – exalting Jesus Christ together.
- TESTIMONY – what have we seen of God this week?
- SCRIPTURE – what might God speak, as we gather?
- PRAYER – for and with each other and before the Lord.
- WITNESS – how might we position ourselves to witness the glory of God?
We gather for a few hours. Come and go as you want. We literally use the above Silence, Worship, etc as our ‘order of service’. We follow the leading of the Spirit regarding time and depth. We point to Christ together.