WE THE CHURCH
The Christmas season can be a wonderful time to celebrate the coming of Christ with friends and family. However, we can often be plagued by cynicism and sadness. In a time of unmet expectations, where will hope be found? This advent series explores the hope we have of ‘Immanuel’– God with us and how this helps us not only navigate Christmas but our whole lives as well.
Outside of our Sunday worship gatherings, Gospel Communities at Liberti are the main thing we do. We gather in community with our friends and neighbors to live life together and experience the gospel in ways we can’t on our own. It is here that disciples are made, pastoral care happens, leaders are developed, followers of Jesus deepen in holiness, and the beautiful relational life of the New Testament Church is experienced. We believe that God has created us in such a way that we are only truly healthy when we live life in community.
We are a church that is passionately committed to the centrality of Jesus, in every part of our lives. The truth of the gospel is really good news and is the message through which Jesus has promised to liberate and transform people’s hearts. The Bible is a wonderful gift for us, but it is not about us. It is all about Jesus, and therefore, so are we.
In light of God’s grace to us, we are a joyful people who are committed to living out every area of our lives for Jesus’ fame. As Paul wrote, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Because we’ve been liberated through Jesus’ death and resurrection, our entire reality is to be an unrelenting ‘thank-you’ to God for what He has given us through the Gospel. Our speaking, our singing, our praying, our giving, and our serving are all acts of joy-filled worship.
Real Christianity is deeply personal, but it is also deeply participational. When Jesus saves us, He adopts us into His family. We believe that maturing in the Christian life is not a solo project, but the lifelong result of walking alongside other followers of Jesus in intentional community.
As C.S Lewis once said, “Our delight is incomplete until it is expressed.” God has woven our joy into His mission. Saved people are a sent people who for the sake of Jesus, desire to generously serve their city by demonstrating and declaring the gospel in our workplaces, universities, schools, neighbourhoods, and networks. Mission is not an extra-curricular activity to us, but a lens we see all of our lives through.