We are a community of imperfect, authentic followers of Jesus. We are growing together in loving God and loving others, but we are far from perfect in our love. We consistently remind ourselves "No perfect people allowed." We are tired of pretending to be something we are not. We will stumble and we will fall. We will not always reach up and love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. We will not daily reach in and love each other as we would like to be loved. We will not perfectly reach out and share Jesus with others. We will not flawlessly work for mercy and justice, nor will we see everyone we pray for be healed. We know we aren't perfect and we do not expect our guests to be perfect either.
That is why we also say: “Come as you are and you'll be loved.“ When we gather on Sundays or in our house churches, there are all kinds of people. You'll find us wearing normal clothes, using regular words (not a bunch of religious jargon), and laughing a lot. We try to take Jesus seriously, but ourselves not so much. We work to relate to God in real ways, not just be religious or follow rules. We're working hard to cultivate an environment where normal people can meet with God.
We gather together as imperfect people surrounded in the perfect love of Jesus. We are growing together. We do not let the fact that we are not perfect, keep us from participating in Jesus’ revolution of love. While we may not love God with full devotion, our love will grow. We certainly let each other down as we walk through this life together, but we are committed to walking together. We will get better at loving each other. We know that we have a long way to go in how we reach out and share Jesus with others, but we are getting better at it and we will continue to improve and grow. We know that we will not singlehandedly end human trafficking or world hunger. But, we will not let the reality that we cannot do everything keep us from doing what we can in the battle for mercy and justice. There will be times when those we pray for will not get well. But we will keep battling for healing knowing that some will be healed. We are imperfect revolutionaries, but we are revolutionaries nonetheless.