Making the real Jesus known by being honest about our failures, loving the way He loves, serving the city for the good of all, and inviting everybody into the family of God.
We often get stuck on the fall and redemption parts of the gospel narrative. After all, that is our experience. We are fallen and full of sin, and only by the person and work of Christ have we been redeemed and called righteous. Yet the gospel is bigger still. The gospel includes the narrative of creation and restoration. The good news includes the fact that we were created with a purpose, from the very beginning. It also includes an invitation to join with our King here and now as He restores and recreates, making all things new.