Coastal is a way of following Jesus together by...
>>> Cultivating communion PRACTICES = Pilgrimative responses to the Spirit that help form us into a new kind of family who love God and our neighbors as ourselves.
>>> Creating room for community within POCKETS = Dwelling spaces for pilgrims of all ages to become rooted and established in God's love while practicing the teachings of Jesus together.
>>> Commissioning redemptive PILGRIMAGES = Sacred journeys for pilgrims to inwardly walk with God toward heart reformation, to walk alongside others toward reconciliation, to walk outward toward restoration of Kingdom justice in Greater Portland and everywhere we go.
"The word vocation comes from the Latin vocare, which means 'to call.' God calls us together into one people fashioned into the image of Christ. It is by Christ's vocation that we are gathered..." - Henri Nouwen
"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." - Frederick Buechner
"Vocation does not mean a goal that I pursue. It means a calling that I hear. Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am. I must listen for the truths and values at the heart of my own identity, not the standards by which I must live – but the standards by which I cannot help but live if I am living my own life.” - Eugene Peterson
Vocation = to HEAR the call of God upon our lives Vocation = Vision + Values in context of Greater Portland living
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