Chrio is... a word.
Okay, a Greek word, actually, that holds the idea of a noble purpose and calling – a “ mission,” if you will. That mission is this: rather than the norm of looking out for ourselves, “me-first,” and so on, we want to live for others and for Jesus. We want to tell others about God’s radical and incredible love for them, but mostly we want to show this love in how we live.
Chrio Communities is not... a place.
Yes, we do have gatherings - like Sundays at 10 AM and other gatherings we call Community Groups and Discipleship Groups, but we’re about much more than simply “going to church”. We believe that church is a people, not a place, and when we actually live in the pattern and example of Jesus, the world actually can become a better place.
Chrio Communities is... a Christ-centered family of missionary servants who are learning to live into God's story.
So if we are a people, what kind of people are we? Who are we? As a faith community, we understand ourselves to be defined by five identities. We understand each of these identities to be simultaneously a declaration and an invitation. It's a declaration of who we are, and it's something into which we are continually invited to grow.