What do we believe at All Souls and why?
What are our values and vision?
We believe that the world is fundamentally broken, and no matter how hard we try, we cannot fix this brokenness ourselves. The good news, however, is that heaven came to earth in the Person of Jesus Christ to fix all that was and is broken in our world, and to offer as a free gift to all, life as it was meant to be..."life to the fullest." (John 10:10)
We believe "church" is not where we go on Sunday mornings, but who we are everyday of the week. As the church, we are fundamentally designed to live in real relationships with God and each other, where we actually experience the irony of the gospel--that the one who gives his or her life away for the sake of others, is the one who will actually find real life (Matthew 16:24-45). Therefore, we are a church that values and pursues deep, trusting, peaceful relationships that function to help each other grow more like Christ in our lives (Ephesians 4:15-16).
We believe that the gospel changes people. We believe that changed people, living with gospel priorities and goals, transform their communities and the world. Therefore, we are a church that seeks to be neighbors in every sense of the word: truly hospitable (Romans 12:13), caring for those in need (Luke 10:25-37), eager to see God's blessing through Jesus spread to every nation (Isaiah 49:6).