Who We Are
Jesus said, "...on this rock I will build my church..." (Matthew 16:18) The church is the idea of Jesus. It is not intended to be an institution or an organization; the church is a community of faith, hope and love. We think that is something that everyone not only wants but needs.
As a community, we are a group of people who care for one another and belong to one another. God has never called to Himself a collection of individuals; throughout history He has always been building communities of faith, hope, and love, because we need Him and we need each other.
As a community of faith, we help each other answer the tough questions of life, questions like, "Who am I?" "What's my purpose?" "What is God really like?" and "Why do bad things happen?" Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life's most basic questions. And as people of faith, we trust in Him in our daily living.
As a community of hope, we share life's happiness with each another and offer comfort and support in times of sorrow and disappointment. We all face difficulties—how much we need a word of hope in the midst of our troubles! And we also share the hope of the promise of God in the future—eternal life!
As a community of love, we worship together the God who has first loved us, and we demonstrate compassion and kindness to each other and to the larger community. We thus fulfill the main purpose for our lives according to Jesus: "The greatest commandment is this: 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these two." (Mark 12:29-31) Part of being a community of love is sharing the good news of Jesus across the street and around the world.
Yes, it's true: Everyone needs to be a part of a community of faith, hope, and love. In short, everyone needs a church. At Clairmont Hills, we want to be that church for you if you are not already an active part of another local church.