Jesus Gives Life!


We believe Jesus has called us to simple lives focused on doing what He said and did.  This is our life…

To Live is Christ (Phil. 1:21)                                                           

Jesus is Alpha & Omega, and the centre of everything (Rev 1:8). He is our Way, our Truth, and our Life (John 14:6). There is no other name by which people can be saved (Acts 4:12), or experience full life (John 10:10). Everything is from Him, through Him, and for Him (Rom 11:36). He gives us purpose.  We know Him through hearing His voice, understanding the Scriptures, and living as He lived. Therefore, we will imitate His life and obey his commands to love God, love people, and make disciples by giving life (Matt 28:18-20). 



Loving God

We will love God by enjoying our relationship with Him in prayer, worship, and everyday life (John 15:9-11). We will listen to Him, and know His Word to us, written and spoken. The Holy Spirit will help us understand and believe what He has revealed (John 16:13). We will love God by believing and acting in obedience to whatever the Lord reveals (John 14:21). We will respond with confession and repentance when we have not listened, and disobeyed. (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9). 



Loving People

Whether children, prophets or prostitutes, Jesus changed lives, because He loved them (Luke 7:36-50). Jesus always noticed the people around Him and watched for people in need (Mark 10:46-51). He often loved people by engaging and serving them, whether or not they deserved it (Mark 10:45). He built a strong community, and welcomed anyone into it (Luke 7:37-47). This was His Gospel (John 1:12-13) Jesus offered people healing – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually – because He loved them (Matt 9:35-36, 14:14).



Giving Life

Jesus showed us how to engage in the lives of people of peace, and invite them into our lives, where they can hear and see Him (Luke 10:1-9). Through relationship, we involve them in our ambition to love God and love people, and model the life of a disciple (John 13:15, 1 John 2:6). In our time with them we affirm their identity, empower their strengths, and unite them in community (Mark 4:33-34), so they can go out and do the same (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 17:25-28). We will give life – into the fullness of Christ (Eph 4:11-13). 



We believe the best place for these priorities to be lived out is within the context of relationships and community. The most common expression and form of community in The Edge, but not the only one, is the “Home Church” (HC).  We believe HCs are one of the best ways to do life and mission together as Jesus has defined it.  The Edge is essentially a large family of small groups of people passionate about imitating Jesus.  This is what we want to be, and all we want to do.

(* For more information on the concept and practice of HCs, please click on FAQs)


We have created a video series called, "Don't Miss the Mission". It highlights the Lord's purpose for His people, and for The Edge.