Have you ever spent time thinking about what you’re known for? Joe Montana is know for being an amazing quarterback. Oprah Winfrey is know for being a media mogul. Snooki and the Situation are known for taking themselves way too seriously.
As we launch Agape Ann Arbor it’s important to establish what we want to be known for. It’s important to establish our identity. Agape Ann Arbor is a community experiencing and expressing God’s love. The night before Jesus was crucified he gathered with his closest friends to share one last meal. During that meal he gave that community their identity. He told them that they were to be people who loved and loved well. He said that the most distinguishing characteristic of their community would be the love they had for each other.
Unfortunately, many who call themselves Christ-followers, or Christians, have forgotten what our identity should be. We’ve gotten caught up in making sure we look the right way, or say the right things, or vote the right way, or protest the right issues. We’ve forgotten that our job is to love.
Agape Ann Arbor is all about cutting through the crap and getting down to what Jesus said his followers should be about. Yes, there are things that we believe. But those beliefs fuel our purpose to love each other and the city of Ann Arbor. We will be known for how we love.
Contact us if you’d like to learn more about Jesus, or Agape Ann Arbor. We’d love to get to know you.