There is no way that we can contain the gospel message and the impact of the hope we have in the Lord Jesus to the structured aspects of our church life. One way we remind ourselves of that is by including life as one of our ‘activities’. We’re not talking about formal activities. It’s just that our life together extends beyond the regular meetings of church and when our community groups meet for Bible study. We enjoy doing life together and with friends and family from around the region.
Much of what we do is just the incidental inclusion of one another and our family, friends and colleagues in life. It’s not official activity. We just enjoy spending time together and are intentional about the gospel shaping that.
With those who believe and those who do not, it is long term and low key but intentional commitment to their good. We take opportunities to love and bless one another and to love and bless the city.