As Christ followers, understanding God as our Father allows us to view one another as family. We were once the unregenerate objects of God's wrath (Eph. 2), but through the work of Christ we are adopted as sons and daughters; children of God (Rom. 8:16), something we could never accomplish on our own.
Because the work of Jesus has made us family, we seek to model to the world around us what the redemptive family of God should look like!
We serve a different kind of King.
[Jesus], though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- Philippians 2:6-11-
Our King does not command His kingdom in the same manner as earthly rulers or kings.
Because we have a King that models servanthood, we choose to live, as family, on mission, and give our lives to serve that King.
As the family of God, we are to live out the mission of God in being people that make disciples and expand His glory to the ends of the earth! The Holy Spirit enables and empowers those that put their faith in Jesus to be on this mission everyday.
Because the Holy Spirit inhabits those that follow Christ, we believe that anywhere they go in life, they are divinely sent and equipped to be on God's mission as God's family.