A Church for Today: What Might This Even Mean?
Engaging “What is”
With such important matters of the head and heart, and facing rapid social change, it seems as if we are constantly “running faster and faster to stay in the same place.”* Confronting an exponential knowledge explosion, the experience of lived-life-day-to-day is like “drinking from the fire hose.”** Everything just keeps coming at us. And “Compassion Fatigue” is now listed in The American Psychiatric Association’s, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V, as a formal mental health category!
Yet, some things, like gravity, for instance, “just are,” whether we believe in them or not. Opinions are careless and cheap. Evidence-based learning and spirited conversations (so we don’t remain
“stuck” in the same boxes), and with the world’s best minds, ground us in reality and hope. We are a “Movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” Which is more than being church. For expanding your horizons, click here >> A Movement for Wholeness
THE MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.
THE VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
THE CONFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
Click here for more >>>(Preamble to The Design For The Disciples General Church)
* The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland.
**The title of the marvelous book by Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone, (NY: Penguin, 2011).