WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe God’s Kingdom is the renewal of all things under His loving rule, and that our congregation should be serving its neighbors and neighborhoods in word and deed. To borrow the Apostle Paul’s categories, our church is both ambassador and servant. We believe that the Gospel is good news of Christ’s renewal project within us and in the world, and that it must be proclaimed in word and demonstrated in service. We hope that as our church celebrates Christ and serves Brooklyn, God’s peace will be more and more present in our neighborhoods.
Our Vision: We aim to be a sign of God’s Kingdom and a blessing to our city—through starting and nurturing neighborhood congregations committed to personal conversion, community formation, social justice and cultural renewal in Brooklyn and beyond.
Our Commitments and Beliefs:
The Power of the Gospel. We believe, first and foremost, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God for salvation and practiced in its biblical fullness can heal and mature individuals, communities and cultures.
The Priority of the Church. We believe that the Gospel creates a new community, the Church of Jesus Christ, which is God’s principal means of growing his Kingdom on earth.
The Practices of the Historic Christian Faith. We believe the creedal doctrines that have united Christians throughout history, and value the common practices that are found within the various streams of the church catholic.
The Place of the City. We believe cities are the most strategic places for the church to embody the gospel in the world. In Brooklyn, this embodiment happens best through neighborhood congregations.