WHAT WE BELIEVE
A church without walls because Love knows no barriers
We seek, name and celebrate God's boundless love and invite everyone to More. We strive to become good news to our neighbors, specifically through companionship, collaboration and interactive worship.
A few of our inspirations...
As we pray, worship and proclaim the Good News together, we also seek out our neighbors with whom we may promote justice, peace and love, no matter our differences.
In the process, we become a church that’s trying to be good news to those around and within, a laboratory of the future church, a community of humble collaboration with our neighbors.
"In the essentials, unity; In non-essentials, liberty; In all things, love"
- Written in 1617 AD by Archbishop of Split (Spalato) Marco Antonio de Dominis
The Nicene Creed (c. 381 AD)
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We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
All Are Welcome
We consider Christ the center of everything. Christ commands us to "‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself'" (Luke 10:26-28). We don't choose our neighbors, and that means we don't choose who we love, we must love everyone who comes to us as Christ loves them: unconditionally and totally. We think God's Unconditional Love is more important than the societal divides imposed on us, whether in politics, gender, sexuality, economics and the like. Regardless of faith journey or commitment, regardless of where you are on politics or on the sexuality or gender spectrum, we will make room for you here. It doesn't mean we agree on everything, but it does mean we will respect and care for each other.
To become a "fresh expression of church" in Savannah as we seek, name and celebrate God's boundless love and invite everyone to More.
Fresh expressions of church are missional, contextual, formational and ecclesial. In other words, they:
serve those outside the church;
listen to people and enter their context;
make discipleship a priority: journeying with people to Jesus;
form church - they are not bridges to an existing church, but an expression of church for others in the midst of their lives.
Fresh expressions can be called missional communities, organic church, church plants, new monastic communities, congregations, gatherings, discipleship groups - almost anything! They come in many shapes and sizes, but always reflect their context.
Fresh expressions are not better than the existing church. They complement it and come to birth alongside it. Existing churches may connect with people on their fringe, while many fresh expressions serve people well beyond the fringe. Both types of church can affirm and support each other - what’s known as the ‘mixed economy’ church.
Three Christian women in a village loved cooking. They invited teenagers to learn how to cook - and then eat what they’d made. As they ate together they talked about their lives, and when it seemed natural the women shared what their Christian faith meant to them.
The meals always started with grace. The teenagers were invited to add their own ‘thank you’, and later their ‘asking’ prayers. They wrote their prayers on a piece of paper, dropped them into a cooking bowl, passed round the bowl and drew out a prayer to read.
Increasingly, the teenagers chatted about Christianity and eventually Cook@church, a new Christian community, was born. Similar groups are now forming elsewhere.*
*Taken from the Fresh Expressions UK website