missional

Intentionally following God into His mission in the world by adopting a missionary lifestyle and posture. Loving others with the gospel message through relationship building, social awareness, taking action against injustice, and proclaiming with our lives and words the Gospel of the Kingdom.

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Brooke Grissom
relational

Intentionally committing our lives to each other, following the example of our relational God. Like Christ, whether easy (comfortable) or difficult, we choose to love, to be in community, to invest in others, and to sacrifice our lives for family, friends, the community of faith, and the world.

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Brooke Grissom
learning

Intentionally fostering a community that values discovery, cultivates a desire for growth, encourages one another to seek truth, and loves God with all our minds. We believe all knowledge, both secular and sacred, should be used to transform our lives, change our relationships, and relate the Kingdom of God to the world.

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Brooke Grissom
contemplative

Intentionally following God into an examined life. We do this by developing an introspective rhythm shaped by listening, silence, intercession and actively participating in the grace of the spiritual disciplines. This heightens an awareness of the presence and action of God in our lives and around the world.

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Brooke Grissom
[re]creational

Intentionally setting aside space to rest, to enjoy life, and cease to accomplish or produce. It is a rhythm of life that submits my schedule to the values of the Kingdom, practices simplicity and acknowledges the need for Sabbath-keeping.

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Brooke Grissom
Hospitality

Intentionally living life with an open posture toward the outsider and our friends. This happens by inviting people into our homes and lives, taking chances, serving others and using our possessions with a purpose.

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Brooke Grissom
Generosity

Intentionally living sacrificially with our physical resources, acknowledging that everything belongs to God. We choose to practice contentment by living within or below our means in order to have more to give away. This creates a counter-cultural moment that demonstrates that God’s Kingdom is at hand.

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Brooke Grissom