Our understanding of Faith embraces the larger concept of how we relate to God and what we believe worship truly means. Faith may take us to "church" on Sundays but we seek to live out and communicate our love for Him through our lives as a whole. We believe that true worship involves offering everything – our minds, our hearts, our bodies, our marriages, our families our jobs – to God our creator. We hope to encourage each other on our journey, regardless of where we are as individuals, toward redemption and a relationship with our great and holy God. Through the lens of Faith we respond to God’s love through artistry, explore the character of God through Biblical investigation, grow in understanding of God’s mission and desire for our lives, and seek relevant Biblical teaching. As we explore Faith, we grow in love for God and for others.
In today’s church culture, worship has too often become synonymous with singing. But worship is much more. Worship is ascribing worth to God as the Lord, deserving of reverence, honor, praise and adoration. Although singing songs on Sunday may present an opportunity to worship, we seek to worship the Lord all week. This includes what we think about, what we do and say, and how we spend our time. We believe that there is beauty in the diversity of ways that people worship God. We do not tell people how to worship but encourage members of our community to respond creatively and genuinely to God’s love. God as Creator created us in His image and empowered us as co-creators. Each of us is endowed with the abilities to creatively express the joys, pains, and awe of this life and the constant, [often] mysterious love of God. We seek to honor God with our creative expressions, our words, our actions, our hearts, our minds, our bodies, our lives, our marriages, our jobs – everything.
God's creation reflects His beauty and creativity. God created man and woman in His likeness to also create works of beauty. As creatures made in the image of the Creator, we find an integral connection to His heart through the arts. In His creation, God provided the elements necessary for art; light, color, shapes, natural objects, diversity, space, unity and beauty. We believe that beauty, art and creativity should be valued, used, and understood as coming from or being connected to the Creator. We want our lives to be marked by connectedness to God and a creative response to His love and grace.
We appreciate original music and visual art. Poetry, prose and stories. We value the beauty and story expressed in song, painting, photography, film, drama, and other mediums. At REUNION we hope to incorporate these elements and others to communicate the redemptive story of the Gospel in ways that words alone cannot.
To hear a small sampling of original music by some of REUNION's songwriters, check out CONSPIRE, our first recording project.