We are a community centered on the cross of Jesus Christ. It is a symbol of shame to some and foolishness to others. But to us it is the centerpiece of our identity as followers of Jesus. Through the cross, God reconciled a broken world to himself. And because of the cross, we have a ministry of reconciliation, building a community that crosses socio-economic, racial and cultural barriers. This means we will seek to cross the street as well as cross the globe to faithfully proclaim the cross of Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:3 says, “Delivering that which is of first importance: that Christ died for sin according to Scripture and was raised on the third day.”
The Kintsugi Bowl
We are also a community established upon the grace of God. This is represented by the Kintsugi bowl. The ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi took various, broken pieces of pottery and put them together with gold glue to form a vessel of greater quality, beauty, and strength than prior to its breaking. Similarly, God takes diverse, broken lives and brings healing and restoration through the grace of the gospel and through the ministry of reconciliation with other broken people. The result is something altogether more glorious.