Jesus’ priorities from moment to moment were driven by his love for people, his compassionate response to their brokenness. If we are to do ministry in his name, love and compassion must be the driving force behind it.
Each human being we engage is an individual, a unique creation made in God’s image with particular gifts and talents, a background of success and failure, of love received and loves lost. Along with these influences is the person’s sense of God, what value they place on him and what significance he holds in their daily life. There is suffering and shame, brokenness, pain and anger, fear and jealousy and every form of harmful behavior stemming from self-focus.
In this environment, we believe the Way of Jesus is best embraced through organic church-life.
This Way of Jesus is simply following Jesus into love, bringing with us only the agenda to love as Jesus loved. There is no plan or program that we can prepare, no set of outcomes we can strive to meet. We are dependent on the Spirit to give us vision and insight into the need of the individual, to engage them in their very specific place of unbelief and encourage them to turn and take the next step of faith toward their Creator God.