Manifesto

Our outward expression of faith

The Manifesto

We are a community of liars, dreamers, and misfits

We will advocate for broken and marginalized people everywhere,

both inside and outside of the church. We will be a house of mercy

We are a people of the future

We act in fearless conviction that the rules have changed because

of the cross. We will not be reactionary to anything or anyone

and because of the resurrection, will initiate a reality based upon Eternity.

We are not a perfect people, but we will not use that as an excuse

We are an ongoing process of growth, change, and development.

We will own up to where we are, but we wont stay here.

We will build altars in the world

We will collect and tell Kingdom stories. we will remember

and honor the times God marks our lives.

We will embrace the Eucharist

We celebrate the communion as the full expression of God’s use

of flesh to accomplish His purpose. We believe life in the spirit has to be

lived out in the body. Our own bodies are now broken

with His for the sake of the world.

We are your church, your parents church, your grandparents church, and your great-grandparents church

We embrace the church’s past, present, and future. We seek intergenerational

and cultural diversity. We will harness the classic spiritual practices and

truths that transcend time and place. We are a local

representation of a timeless ministry.

We will reach out without dumbing down

We will challenge you to think hard about God, church, and the culture.

We will not treat you like a consumer, but as a co-conspirator

in the re-imaging of the world.

We will engage both intellect and emotion

We will incite worship that incorporates both knowledge and passion,

believing that the head and the heart are to be integrated and not divorced.

We are not looking to escape the world, but to engage it

We believe the Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it.

We anticipate His Kingdom coming and His will being done on

Earth as it is in Heaven. We will not be done engaging the world

until the final restoration of creation.