We bless G-d for Yeshua Ben Yosef (Jesus son of Jospeh). His life, teachings, and transformational invitation offer us a real and present access to the Kingdom of G-d. That access is not much later and far away. It is here and now. We recognize Yeshua as creating an unbreakable connection between G-d and humanity.
As worshipers of a communal God, we recognize that we are created to exist in communion with others. Our connection to each other as disciples and our Shephelah in the world are not optional-they are integral. No part of our faith or practices are to exist solely in isolation.
As followers of Yeshua, we are blessed to be "grafted in" to the tree of Israel. We strive to engage our Hebraic ancestry and further develop our understanding of the family into which we have been adopted. We engage the scriptures as divinely inspired and applicable to every life. Our experiences have taught us that we can and will be transformed by the Story of G-d.
We hope to establish and live in a culture of honor. Every person is a beloved daughter or son of the Most High G-d. There is something to be treasured and celebrated in every human being. As it is impossible to live as a disciple without loving other people, we strive to love intentionally and inclusively-leading in and acting out of love.
We experience the overarching story of G-d's work and intercession as a redemptive, merciful, and loving call out of spiritual slavery into spiritual sonship or daughterhood. Acceptance of that call exists only in humility and is demonstrated by a heart that "feels at rest and secure in G-d's love; it believes it belongs, it is free from shame and self-condemnation, it walks in honor toward all people, and it is subject to G-d's mission to experience G-d's love and give it away."1
We recognize that all disciples are called to partner with and in the Kingdom of G-d to assist in bringing shalom to chaos. We are blessed to submit our time, talents, energy, and resources in submission to God's mission of love, mercy, healing, justice, and wholeness.
While the above statements might not cover every detail of our continuously growing and changing faith, they nevertheless represent our present understanding. If you have questions, please contact us.
1 Jack Frost, Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., 2006), 12.