We believe that God has called us together, as a people, under the Lordship of His Son, Jesus Christ, to live a life together in the power of the Holy Spirit, in Christian community.
We believe that what we are doing together is not simply a matter of our own desires, but of God's call to a covenant relationship with Him. He is offering to be our God and He is asking that we be a people set apart for Him and for His purposes in the world.—(Exodus 19:5-6; I Peter 2:9-10)
We believe that God wishes to form in us the life of heaven, to be a visible manifestation in the world of that City whose builder and maker is God. We recognize that this endeavor will require the offering of our whole selves to God that the way we live might not continue to be shaped by this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our minds in God's truth.—(Revelations 21:1-3; Romans 12:12)
We are called to be a community. By living a life together based on commitment rather than convenience and service rather than self-centeredness, we bear witness to the character of God. We want to live in faithfulness to our covenant with God and one another, treasuring and protecting our love for one another, speaking and acting in a way that honors others. As stated in our covenant, we "agree to love, honor, support, and serve one another as brothers and sisters in the Lord."
We are fully and unapologetically charismatic, and believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit that have been poured out so abundantly on the Church are valid - indeed, vital - for living a fruitful and vibrant Christian life. The Holy Spirit is active and alive in our life, both corporately and individually. Our community worship, our personal prayer times (to which every community member is committed), and our ministry is characterized and energized by openness to God's Spirit and obedience to His leading.
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We are a Catholic, charismatic, lay community.
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