Being Church: Becoming a Called Community

The Body of Christ

Just as the disciples had to figure out how to do life together after the Resurrection, so too we wanted to revisit the idea of who we are in light of the Resurrection. Pastor Justin kicks off our new series "Being Church: Becoming a Called Community" by exploring what it means to be the body of Christ. We belong to Christ, and when functioning properly, we work together as a unit to do what Christ wants us to do.

A Community of Difference & Diversity

How do we, as a community, anchor ourselves in the work of Jesus in a manner that displays the reconciling, unifying, uniting love of God in the midst of our differences and diversity? We are called to live out our new humanity in Christ, in the context of the new Human Family that God has formed through Christ's cross. Pastor Watson reflects on how we are to be the church, given the beautiful diversity that is represented within Christ City, and DC more broadly.

A Community on Mission

In the third week of our Being Church series, Lisa Watson explains how to be a community on mission by answering these questions: Who gets to be a part? What do we do? and How do we do it?

A Community of Holiness

Pastoral Associate Andrea Ackermann explores the church as a community of holiness. Understanding holiness begins with identity. We are God’s people, God’s church, a visible manifestation of God’s spirit and movement, and we are called to live into this identity.

A Community of Humility

Pastor Matthew unpacks the historically misunderstood Ephesians passages about submission to show how the gospel breaks down unjust power structures and brings freedom.