“As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”
I Peter 2:4-5
WE ARE LIVING: We have received new life through the power of the Gospel. We are not an organization, but rather a collective organism. We are not a place, but instead, are being built together to exist as a dwelling place for the Spirit of God.
We are unique and different, not manufactured, homogeneous, or conformed. From the world’s perspective, our differences are too great and should prevent us from joining together for a common purpose. However, the power of the Gospel breaks down the barriers of language, ethnicity, class and age as we seek together to fully proclaim by word and deed the supremacy and worth of Jesus Christ. Our very differences make us stronger and more unified as we serve and endure with one another, love one another, and live side by side for the faith of the Gospel.
WE ARE STONES: We are chosen by God for his purposes and precious in His sight. He has chosen us not because of our value, shape or usefulness, but for His glory. Individually, a single stone serves a limited purpose. But strategically placed together with other stones by The Master Craftsman, we can realize our intended purpose and proclaim the very skill of the builder.