The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the down trodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come.
In order to be a diverse and unified community of faith, we will:
Commit to a loving sensitivity, mutual respect and trust among each other
Foster covenantal relationships among our pastors and churches
Develop programs to promote multi-cultural education and ministry
Build and nurture relationships with other denominational groups
Invite participation by all who share the commitments expressed here
In order to carry out God's mission, we will:
Seek to understand the mission and message of Jesus, including what he meant by saying, "As the father has sent me, so send I you."
Create mission strategies and programs appropriate for today's context
Rely on the Holy Spirit in order for these mission efforts to bear fruit
Empower leaders from our churches to respond to specific human needs
Seek a redemptive impact within our churches and the larger community.
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