Our 2018 guiding theme will be “You Also Will Bear Witness: Stories of Grace and Transformation.”
This directive, which is central to our vocation as Christians, comes from the 15th chapter of John’s Gospel in which Jesus tells his disciples that they have been called and commissioned to continue his work. They have been set apart to go out into a hurting and confused world to bear witness – to share the story and set the example of his love and redemption.
We, too, both as individuals and as a unified body, have been set apart to continue this Kingdom work – in our own unique context, using our own unique gifts. With a faith that is both reasoned and courageous, we have been called to share our stories of grace and transformation, and to invite others along as companions on our journey.