The Movement Continues: The church has never been closed.
Our mission remains the same: Following the Holy Spirit, we exist to create a movement of disciple-making disciples, in RDU and around the world. That movement has not ceased moving. Just because our physical doors have been closed does not mean the church has been closed. We’re still reaching, discipling, and even sending people.
Gospel Above All: Seeking unity, not uniformity.
Our nation has been rocked by a series of heart-breaking tragedies that have re-exposed fault lines of deep racial division and pain in our country. We remain a ‘Gospel Above All’ people. This means our primary commission from Jesus is to preach and live out the gospel. We want to be known for the gospel that unites us and the kingdom that defines us, not political agendas or secondary perspectives that can divide us.
So, why take time to address racial injustice in the church? It’s because we are called to reach “all people” in the Triangle, and that means removing as many obstacles to gospel proclamation as we can. The gospel’s promise is to tear down the walls of hostility not only between man and God, but also between man and man. Please read this letter written by Pastor J.D. for our church during this time.
Unpack Your Bags: Make the “new normal” our normal.
In a lot of ways, over the last few months, it’s as if we’ve taken up residence in a hotel, waiting on a phone call to tell us it’s safe to come back home and “return to normal.” From a strategy standpoint, it’s time to move forward like this is the new normal and “unpack our bags.” This means, for the time being, we need to become a movement of house churches.
For the remainder of the year, we will not gather in person at our campuses on the weekend. Our plan is to equip you to be the church in your homes, in your communities, and online in order for you to continue being disciple-making disciples. So even when you can’t come to church, you can still be the church.
The way you can be the church this year is by:
- Gathering for worship and prayer in smaller groups
- Engaging others in intentional discipleship relationships
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