We proclaim truth in the context of love, in order to present every person complete in Christ.
This purpose comes straight from the pen of the Apostle Paul. The “truth in love” is a good summary of the activity of the church. It comes from Ephesians 4:15. To “present every person complete in Christ” comes from Colossians 1:28 where Paul describes the goal.
Intimacy with God.
From Adam and Eve to John’s Revelation, the goal of all spirituality is relational. In Genesis, that relationship is pictured as an individual walking with God. Jesus made it perfectly clear when He declared the greatest commandment was “Love the Lord your God” (Matthew 22:37). If the ultimate goal of the Christian life is relational intimacy with God, then it is not enough to just know about God.
Interaction with others.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22: 39). Jesus’ concept of a “neighbor” was anyone within your sphere of influence. Whether it’s sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ or encouraging a Christian friend during their continuous spiritual journey, both gestures display compassion for those around us.
Integration of the truth into life.
Jesus taught that the truth that sets us free must work its way into every aspect of our lives. The Word of God causes a radical metamorphosis in us so that we can bring the truth to life (Romans 12:1,2).
How We Get There
Seven key practices that move us toward our purpose and values. Eagle Heights encourages:
Openly and honestly sharing life experiences with others who exert Godly influence in our lives.
A genuine love for God that shows in gratitude, praise, public witness and personal obedience.
Acknowledging dependence by seeking guidance and provision; pursuing intimacy in conversation.
Managing God’s blessings for maximum investment in God’s kingdom.
Equipping people to use their time and talents to bless others in Jesus’ name.
Introducing those next door and around the world to the Savior.