Ask anyone in Muskegon what our city needs and you might hear answers like, “better jobs,” “quality schools,” or “peace in the streets.” These are all, of course, important (and it’s our intent to address them), but we believe that what Muskegon needs, above all else, is Jesus. Not a bunch of people preaching about Jesus. Muskegon needs a bunch of people acting like Jesus.
Jesus lived what we call the cross-shaped life. Even though He was God, He humbled himself to become a human being, a servant, and even went so low as to die on a cross to forgive sinners. And as a result, God brought him back to life and made Him the King of kings. That’s the cross-shaped life. Emptying yourself of privilege and resources to help someone else. When we follow in Jesus' footsteps, leveraging all of our privileges and resources for others, we live the cross-shaped life. This is the kind of life that God loves and uses to bring resurrection to His world. And this is what Muskegon needs. Muskegon needs a community of cross-shaped servants. Muskegon needs cross-shaped neighbors and coworkers, cross-shaped husbands and wives, cross-shaped moms and dads, cross-shaped children and teens.
At Calvary, we invite you to live the cross-shaped life in a cross-shaped church. We are praying that, over the next 5-10 years, the Calvary Church family becomes an indispensable asset in the spiritual and cultural renewal of the Muskegon area by learning from Jesus, acting like family, and serving our city. We want to be a cross-shaped community full of cross-shaped servants to the people of Muskegon. Simply put, we want to be a church for the city.
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