Rule of Life
We believe that God calls us to commit ourselves not only to Christ, but also to a local expression of Christ’s body, the church. Our community is one expression of the body of Christ in our city. When someone asks how they can “be a part of Rhythm,” our first response is simply to say, Come have a seat at the table. We’d love for you to take part in everything we do. If you want in, you’re in. However, if the question they’re asking is “How do I commit myself to this community and its way of life?” – then we encourage them to consider our Rule of Life.
Rhythm is a community of people who share a common life of worship and mission centered around Jesus. Our Rule of Life gives shape to this common life and articulates what it looks like. Confirmed annually (and throughout the year for new friends joining us), it is a pledge to anchor one’s life in the concrete practices of loving God and loving others (the rhythm of worship and mission), to follow Jesus Christ in the core issues of practical living (money, sex, power), and to do all of this together (not simply as individuals but as a community). We encourage you to download our Rule of Life Guide & FAQs for the fuller context and explanation.
✠ Because God is to be worshipped and treasured above all things, we commit to loving God in all aspects of our life, and pursuing Him individually and communally through spiritual practices and holy habits including prayer, scripture, gathered worship, and Sabbath rest.
✠ Because God’s desire is to bring His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, we commit to joining God in the renewal of all things, loving our neighbors and serving them well, sharing the good news of the gospel with others, and seeking the welfare of our city.
✠ Because Jesus is Lord, we commit to following Him in all areas of life including our money, our sexuality, and our power, and to showing our city how money, sex, and power can be used in life-giving ways.
✠ Because the Trinity binds us together in community, we commit to being there for one another, sharing our resources, speaking life into each other, resolving conflict in a restorative way, and practicing hospitality in tangible ways.