Welcome to THE BASE!
We are excited about meeting you, getting to know you, & growing with you.
[What we believe]
At THE BASE we believe that the church is alive in & for the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church has been entrusted with the gospel so that we can bear witness of who God is & what He is like.
When we speak of the gospel, we specifically mean the gospel of God, which is defined by:
- The love of the Father
- The obedience of the Son &
- The power of the Holy Spirit
Our purpose is to see the gospel transform everyone. THE BASE exists to be:
- Grounding people in hope – through the resurrection life of Christ in the Spirit
- Growing people in love – as the love of the Father gets revealed
- Seeing people go in faith – walking in mature obedience like the Son
[What does it mean to be grounded?]
To live without hope in this world is to be like an uprooted tree. Real hope is only found in Jesus. He is the way, the truth, & the life! To be grounded is to know Him in a very personal and intimate way.
[Why is it important to be grounded?]
The early church in the book of Acts got grounded in the hope of the gospel by believing that Jesus died on the cross to exchange His sinless life of perfection for their sinful lives of imperfection. The church of Acts practiced this belief through the breaking of bread & prayer.
[How do I get grounded?]
Get Grounded by believing that the exchange Jesus made for your life, settled the issue of sin in heaven for you forever. Strengthen your position of faith in Christ by using the breaking of bread (communion) & prayer as a practical way for you to identify & establish yourself in Christ.
[What does it mean to be growing?]
Anything that grows reflects life. As we grow, we embrace more of God’s life & we literally become more like Him; His thoughts become our thoughts, His ways become our ways, & His heart overtakes ours.
[Why is it important to be growing?]
The early church practiced fellowship, publicly & from house to house, not only to build meaningful friendships but as a means of expressing & growing in the love of God. This fulfills the great commandment; to love God and our neighbours as ourselves.
[How do I get growing?]
Get Growing by joining one of the groups meeting in a home in your area. It is in a Growth Group that you will get to experience the healing benefits of the body of Christ, & it is also the place where you will learn to love people like God loves people.
[What does it mean to be going?]
The New Testament helps us to understand that there is a consequence to the gospel. The gospel of Jesus puts you and I in partnership with God to see others reconciled to the Father. Now the good news that has come to you can go to others, through you.
[Why is it important to be going?]
The early church devoted themselves to the apostolic doctrine. Apostolic doctrine helped the church to mobilize believers with the teaching of righteousness, which is the truth that Jesus paid God with His blood as a man, and as God forgave our sins. Jesus made it possible for all who believe in Him to be born again by the Holy Spirit, transforming us into new creations in God.
[How do I get going?]
Get Going by signing up for our next 1-Life course, an equipping series designed for the newcomer. Come to a Biblical understanding of what the apostles practiced and preached, so that you too can get going in the power of the gospel! If you are looking to find out more about who we are, what we believe, and how we practice it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.