Relationships matter first with God through His son Jesus and then with people. A relationship with Jesus is the only hope for a lost and broken world. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, His response was simple: “LOVE GOD, and LOVE PEOPLE.” We value the image of God in all people. We believe that we were created to live connected with one another: carrying each other’s burdens, sharing our possessions, praying for and confessing our sins to each other, and suffering and celebrating together. It’s in these honest, loving relationships that God transforms us and His Love is brought to full expression through us. The way of Jesus cannot be lived alone.
Growth Communities are our way of being the Church in smaller groups. Here, we engage what it means to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, as well as how to love other people. These groups take place in homes, apartments, offices, coffee shops, etc. Growth Community participants are a group of people journeying, serving, and learning to be more like Jesus in their daily display to others.
The Kingdom of God is not about a bunch of “Super Christians” saving the world one person at a time. God has called us to take the talents, abilities, and resources we have and use them to serve others as we go about our daily lives. Whether you are a doctor, teacher, mechanic, or artist, God has given you tools to meet the needs of those around you through the power of the Holy Spirit.
TBalt is an annual event here at Gallery that is designed to love and serve Baltimore through community restoration, earning the trust of the community and the right to share the Good News, and ultimately bringing healing to the brokeness plaguing our city.
Our goal with this event is to bring churches across the city together through multiple days of serving and worshiping. This coming together will show our surrounding communities love through actions that meet both immediate and long-term physical needs.