Community through Christian Fellowship

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
(Psalm 133:1)

Ted Randall and Martin Twombly teaching and learning the Bible

In His Holy Word, the God of Heaven and Earth has revealed Himself to be an eternal, perfect communion of three distinct Persons. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is foundational to the Christian faith, and it is the basis of our calling to live in unity with one another, for we are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27). We are persons loved and made by Almighty God to mirror Him, and when we exercise our diverse spiritual gifts to love and bless one another, and to enter into a more perfect union and communion with one another, we more accurately reflect our Triune God. This is the life we are called to as Christians. A life spent in community with Almighty God and one another, in Jesus Christ, and through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

At St. Andrew’s the fellowship we share is more than just friendship. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we participate in a type of that union and communion that defines the relationship between God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. By the grace of God, our lives on this earth and in His Church can be transformed into an echo of that Triune heavenly community. We believe that living in unity with one another is a fundamental aspect of our example and our witness to the world, for as He prayed to the Father, Jesus said that it was His desire that through Christian unity “the whole world may know that Thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as Thou hast loved Me” (John 17:23). Our love for one another through covenantal union and communion with God and neighbor is a sure sign “that we dwell in Him and He in us” (1 John 4:13).