Living with resurrection power in a messy world
We live in an increasingly polarized world. The world’s principles and permissiveness are growing messy and more entrenched in their position. It can seem…on an issue of such magnitude…that the church is irrelevant. But that is the farthest thing from the truth.
The Church has the single most comprehensive social change available: the power of Christ and his resurrection. This is power for today’s world. This is power today’s needs. In this messy world and in our messy lives, that good news is a distinct power – and one that people need to know.
The gospel is the message of God’s love for us and Christ’s work on our behalf. Amid the deafening disagreement in our world, the gospel often goes unspoken and unheard. In this messy world, the gospel is a distinct power – and one that people need to know.
Risen Savior exists to make Christ and the power of his resurrection known in this messy world.
Committed to clarity
In a messy world, the power of the resurrection (gospel) will be heard not by increasing our volume but by maintaining our clarity. That clarity that comes only through unwavering commitment to the Holy Scriptures as the inspired, inerrant Word of God.
Focused on eternity
Our commitment to clarity is not to improve the behavior of individuals or influence the institutions of society but to change lives for eternity. The gospel is the best thing we can offer each other, our children, our community, and our world.
Compelled to quality
Because the gospel is the best thing we can offer, we will offer the gospel the best we can. In service to our mission, we will gladly and gratefully offer the first and best of everything with which God has blessed us.
Created for community
The gospel erases every line drawn by race, gender, age, and income and restores the communion God intended when he made us. It unites all who believe it as one single family and moves them to show authentic love and compassion for all who do not.
Steadied by certainty
No matter how tumultuous the times or how difficult the task, the gospel calms those who believe it and share it by giving them certainty through Christ’s accomplished victory and the power present in the gospel.