More precious than riches, power, popularity or success, is wisdom. To know wisdom is to understand how God has designed life to work, and to live in line with that. It means to let God be God in your daily experience — so that with Him and in Him — you’ll be able to face anything. Join us as we take the first part of 2020, to order our lives with God’s wisdom from the book of Proverbs.
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.
Because Jesus has set us free, we have a joy that no circumstance can steal from us. Joy is the flavour of biblical Christianity, which is why the Apostle Paul exclaims, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Our preaching, our singing, our praying, our speaking, our gathering, and our giving are all acts of joy-filled worship. As Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, “What conquered the ancient world was this joy, this gladness, this verve, this indestructible quality in the life of these people, and this is the greatest need in the world today.”
The gospel message, leads us into a gospel-culture. Jesus said, “Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another” (John 13:34). Therefore while real Christianity is deeply personal, it is never individual. Jesus makes us family. As we gather in smaller communities around our city mid-week (we called these Gospel Communities, or GC’s), we experience the gospel in ways we can’t on our own. It is in these communities we care for one another, wrestle with the truths of the Bible, pray for one another, enjoy meals together, and grow in Christ
As C.S Lewis once said, “Our delight is incomplete until it is expressed.” God has woven our joy into His mission. We believe that every saved Christian is a sent one, and so mission is not an extra-curricular activity to us, but a lens we see all of our lives through as we seek to introduce our city to Jesus.