As Christ, we build bridges of mercy, creativity, grace, authenticity, and loving relationships.
As a community of mercy, we endeavour to enable people to overcome challenges by actively participating in their lives. This requires that we be known in the community in which we exist. Our actions will be intentional and reflected in the allocation of our time and not less than 20% of our resources.
Our creativity originates in God, and from this origin we too create new things. We are an innovative community, evolving to better connect with people and with God. Our community thrives in an atmosphere rich with artistic expression, rooted in the uniqueness of each member. In all of this, we do the best with what we have been given.
Our community journeys openly together and we desire to live in truth and transparency. We have not arrived, but are discovering who we are and who we are created to become.
We extend open arms to everyone. No matter who you are or where you’re from, what you think or what you’ve done you are always accepted in this community. We aspire to live God’s example of forgiveness and acceptance.
We will care for our neighbors and be part of their lives; eating together, laughing together, and even crying together. We are intentionally creating and nurturing relationships of accountability and honesty with individuals and their communities.
MERCY: “in View of God’s mercy” – v.1
CREATIVITY: “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” – v.2
GRACE: “by the Grace given me” – v.3
AUTHENTICITY: “do not think of yourselves more highly than you ought” – v.3
LOVING RELATIONSHIPS: “and each member belongs to all the others” – v.5