That they may be one, even as though Father art in me, and I in thee, that they may be in us, so that the world may believe that though hast sent me. The glory which though hast given me, I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one.
John 17: 21 & 22
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples. if you love one another.
John 13: 34 & 35
– to reach out to others
– presenting to the community, the unity that we do have
– to re-establish credibility
– to have a public presence
– to make known the outreach that churches are doing
– to share the love of God/Christ with the wider community
– partiicpation in local planned events
– creation of our own event
– service to the community