Connecting to Christ
This means that we surrender to him (daily!) and get to know him more. There are three main ways we connect to him: Scripture, Christian community and Service. "These are the words that testify about me" Jesus said about the Bible (Jn 5:39). The more we seek him through the Word, the more we find him in it! We do this through Preaching the Word, studying scripture in small group fellowship, intentionally worshipping together, and praying.
Connecting to the World
Christ calls us to be Light, Salt and Love to a lost, hurting and lonely world. As light, we are the faithful presence of the gracious God. As Salt, we are the preserving agent in this decaying world. As Love we move toward people because God does. Of course the reason we strive to live connected to the world is so that more of the world (e.g., our friends and family and neighborhoods) can in turn connect to Christ.
A big part of our "connect to the World" endeavor is inviting people to surrender to Christ; trade their sorrows for his joy, their guilt for his peace, their shame for his love and kindness, their fear for his power, their sin for his eternal life, and their loneliness for his everlasting family! Finally, we carry the gospel to places it is needed most. We take missions seriously and long for the whole earth to glorify God!