Infusion Church is a Jesus-centered community,
renewed by the Gospel,
and infusing the world with God’s love.
A Jesus-centered community
This means we are Jesus-focused instead of human-focused. He is the object of our existence, faith, and identity. He is the word that is the norm for our life and the absolute truth. The good news about Jesus, the Gospel, is the only answer to all problems. The Gospel, is told throughout all of scripture and points to Jesus as creator, sustainer, savior, healer, and our coming King. Only in Jesus can people find true, full, and eternal life.
We are a community centered around Jesus. In other words, we are not merely a social organization, although we deeply value relationships and loving one another and the world around us. Our primary worldview is Gospel-centered. In otherwords, everything we do, teach, believe, act up, and all of lives circumstances are seen through the filter of the Gospel - what Jesus has done for us and is doing in us.
We say we are a community because we are a collective body of people who are being renewed, day by day, by Jesus. The Christian life was never meant to be lived, nor can it be lived, in a vacuum. God intends for us to grow, accomplish, and enjoy life within a community that exists soely for God's glory.
Renewed by the Gospel
The Bible says that a Christian's soul is renewed at the moment of salvation. The sin that has kept us from a right relationship with God is now covered by Jesus' righteousness. Not only is this an event, but it is a process by which we are continually being made into a new person. The Holy Spirit works in us to enable this process to take shape.
Not only are we being renewed, but the entire world feels the effects of the sin condition. This is the reason we experience corruption, disasters, diseases, and the like. Sin fractured what God made good (Gen. 1-3).
The Bible says that "not only the creation, but we ourselves who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, grown inwardly as we wait eaerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies." (Rom. 8:23). In other words, we feel the effects of sin in that everything isn't quite right. This is our soul yearning to be made right again by God.
The good news is that Jesus said, "my Kingdom is at hand," meaning that, as a Christian, we can begin to get a glimpse or see a reflection of what heaven will be like. This is the Gospel message, that God makes you right with him right now, even in your discombobulated state of being! It isn't some future you that God is impressed with. He loves you now. So, we live with the knowledge that we have been given an immense amount of grace, even while we're imperfect, and we're loved and transformed by God.
Infusing the World with God's love
Since we're being renewed through faith in Christ. Jesus has a purpose for us. This is to be his representatives, or "ambassadors" in this world. We seek to reconcile people to one another and back to God (2 Cor. 5:11-21). This groaning world that knows it needs to be restored is done so through our actions and words. This is God's mission: To make us right with him by paying for our penalty on the cross, then to enable Jesus-centered communities to infuse his love into the world. He does this for his own glory.