We believe in the God revealed in Jesus Christ, whose business is mercy and forgiveness. This God is not in the business of making a list and checking it twice in order to find out who’s naughty or nice. The God of Jesus Christ frees us from the burdens of sin and death so that we can live lives of hope and joy in the world. The business of God is forgiveness, and the business of Christians is to enjoy it.
We are all seeking better to know and to love the mystery of this God. We don’t think we need to have all the answers to every question we may have about God. Jesus has been a puzzle to those who encountered him from the very beginning. His disciples didn’t always know what he was up to, and they rarely, if ever, realized completely who he was. Likewise, we should not expect always to know what to do with him. What matters is that he always knows what to do with us.
We trust that this God is at work in and through the church, and through our community at St. Barnabas, to renew our lives and heal our world. We are a church that’s small enough to make close friends but resourced enough to support inspiring teaching and preaching, beautiful music, and opportunities to grow in faith for kids and adults alike.