rule of life

We believe we are called to a relationship with God as our Heavenly Father AND to a relationship with God's family…specifically in the form of a local church. Our community is one expression of this spiritual family. When someone asks how they can “be a part of Kairos,” our first response is simply to say, "Come have a seat at the family table". Metaphorically we want to invite you to the table to participate with us and all literally to share some food with us at one of our Neighborhood Churches. We’d love for you to take part in everything we do. If you want in, you’re in. However, if the question you're asking is “How do I commit myself to this community and its way of life?” – then we encourage them to consider our Rule of Life.

Life happens in the ebb and flow of our decisions, plans and practices…our rhythms. The life of a church happens in these same rhythms. We have crafted a "rule" of life to guide our decisions, plans and practices as a community so that we can share a common life of worship, discipleship and mission centered around Jesus. Confirmed annually (and throughout the year for new friends joining us), it is a pledge to anchor one’s life in the concrete practices of Communion with God, Community with each other and Co-Mission for our neighbors/city. We encourage you to download our Rule of Life Guide & FAQs for the fuller context and explanation.


COMMUNION

RECONCILING to God through Sharing the Eucharist

CREATING SPACE to be Shaped by Scripture and Prayer

SUBMITTING our time by Gathering for Worship and Sabbath Rest


COMMUNITY

RECONCILING to one another by Speaking With Integrity (Matthew 18 Communication)

CREATING SPACE for Spiritual Investment (Discipleship)

SUBMITTING to one another by Listening in Humility      (Communal Discernment and Mutual Submission)


CO-MISSION

Joining in God’s RECONCILING acts of Justice and Mercy by Testifying as Witnesses

CREATING SPACE for Family on Mission (Neighborhood Churches and People of Peace)

SUBMITTING our abundance by Giving our Resources


communnion

We are made in God's image and meant for meaningful relationship with God as a spiritual father. Our brokenness puts distance in this relationship, but God…in the incarnation of Jesus…has paid a costly gift to mend this relationship through his life, death and resurrection. The entire narrative of Scripture points towards the redemptive call to bring us back into communion with God.

Community

We are made in God's image and meant for meaningful relationship with God as a spiritual father. Our brokenness puts distance in this relationship, but God…in the incarnation of Jesus…has paid a costly gift to mend this relationship through his life, death and resurrection. The entire narrative of Scripture points towards the redemptive call to bring us back into communion with God.

Co-Mission

Jesus' last instructions to his disciples was an assignment…to go everywhere we can, carrying the message of his Kingdom…the Good News that God is redeeming, healing and liberating. This isn't a job for paid pastors, this is a job for everyone. As a church we are called to live this mission out together by discerning where the Holy Spirit is already at work and join in.