Values & Beliefs

We are a church that deeply loves God and one another, inviting all to experience joy in Jesus as we stumble onward together.

 

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Our Values

Jesus

Our goal is always more of Jesus. We want to know Him, enjoy Him, and reflect Him in such a way, that we make His name non-ignorable all across our part of the world. The gospel – the life, death, resurrection, and promises of Jesus – is good news to be believed and the only hope for the world. The Bible can only be rightly understood in light of who he is, with the Old Testament promising him and the New Testament revealing him. While the Bible is a wonderful gift for us, it’s not about us. It’s all about Jesus. Therefore, so are we. Convinced of that, we strive to be the kind of church that takes the Bible seriously and not ourselves, with Jesus at the centre of everything we do.

Joy

In Jesus, we have a joy that nothing in this world can give us, and nothing in this world can take away from us. At Liberti, we take joy seriously. 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 joy is not grounded in what is happening around us, but in the assurance of who Jesus is for us. All our preaching, singing, praying, speaking, gathering, and giving, are simply ‘thank-you notes’ of worshipful joy in response to what God has done for us.

Community

Real Christianity is we, not me. The gospel message leads us into a gospel-culture where this same good news is experienced in human relationships marked by beauty. Jesus said, “Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another” (John 13:34). While authentic Christianity is deeply personal, it is never individual. Jesus makes us family, and families participate. As we gather in smaller communities around our city mid-week (we called these Gospel Communities, or GC’s), we experience the good news 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 we follow him together.

Mission

We believe that every Christian has been included in the work of the Great Commission. Or put more simply, found people find people. We don’t want to just get the gospel right; we want to get the gospel out. God’s mission is not an extra-curricular activity we try to squeeze into our busy lives, but a lens we see all of our lives through as we invite those around us into the joy of knowing God. Therefore, we want to be a church that continuously plants more churches and lives generously, intentionally, and hospitably, seeking the flourishing of our city, as we bring it good news and good works in the name of Jesus.

As part of the Acts 29 Network, we joyfully affirm both the Acts 29 theological distinctives along with the Lausanne Covenant.

The Lausanne Covenant is widely regarded as one of the most significant documents in modern church history. Emerging from the First Lausanne Congress in 1974, with John Stott as its Chief Architect, it served as a great rallying call to the evangelical Church around the world. It defined what it means to be evangelical, and challenged Christians to work together to make Jesus Christ known throughout the world. It is a covenant with one another, and a covenant with God himself.

Our Beliefs