We meet Sundays @ 10:30 at the Confederation Park Activities Centre.
2212 13th Street NW, Calgary, AB
Mission is what the Bible is all about. Mission flows from the heart of God to our hearts for the sake of the world.
To be a follower of Jesus is to be commissioned to tell the Good New of Jesus to others, helping them to understand the implications of the Good News of his kingdom for their lives both now and for eternity.
After his resurrection, Jesus gave this Great Commission to his followers,
"All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:18-20).
He also said,
"As the Father sent me, so I am sending you" (John 20:21).
These words of Jesus tells us that his disciples are sent as missionaries--people who tell others about the Good News of Jesus Christ--whether we go around the world or we go across the street.
We live as sent people who have experienced the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the amazing love of the Father, and it is both our calling and our privilege to be heralds of this life-transforming Gospel.
Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords, but he also became the Servant of servants.
On the night he was betrayed, he took a towel and a bowl of water and washed the feet of his disciples. In that day, such a task was usually reserved for the lowest of servants. Even his disciple, Peter, objected to what Jesus was doing.
And then Jesus said,
"You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also outh to wash one another's feet. For have have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them" (John 13:13-17).
Jesus not only taught us that we should love by serving others, but he became the example par excellence (cf. Philippians 2:3-11).
And so as followers of Jesus, we are learning what it means to humble ourselves by serving others. Whether in our marriages, in our family, in our work environments, or just anywhere in our beautiful but broken city, we make it our ambition to be servants. Indeed, it is our highest calling to imitate our Lord Jesus.
As the story of the gospel forms us into a family of disciples sent by Jesus to make disciples, we embrace our calling to live on mission where God has placed us in the city of Calgary.
As Calgarians, we neither despise nor retreat from our city, but rather embrace it and love it. Rather, we are in, with, and for the city of Calgary.
Like the ancient people of God, we are called to seek the peace of the city. That means we seek the flourishing of Calgary. And we believe that happens when the Gospel is proclaimed, and Christ is embraced as it's rightful King.
What was said about the ancient city of Samaria when it responded to the Gospel of Christ, may it be said of Calgary: "...there was much joy in that city" (Acts 8:8).