In the Bible, we are told that God’s great vision for our world is to restore, renew, and regenerate His beautiful yet broken creation back to His original intention. That original intention is called shalom. It is a Hebrew word that is often translated as peace. But the Biblical concept of Shalom means far more than mere peace of mind or a cease-fire between enemies. It means universal flourishing, wholeness, and delight. Shalom is the way things are supposed to be.
According to the Bible, when Jesus Christ returns at the end of time, He is going to make His great vision of Shalom a reality, here on Earth. In this, He promises to bring about the renewal of all things, by establishing a new Heavens and a new Earth, in which Jesus Himself will dwell with His people and be their God. Moreover, under His perfect rule, all sin, brokenness, suffering and death will be wiped away forever.
This beautiful vision is the foundation of our hope in this world. Moreover, it is in this vision that our vision as a church is founded.
Our Vision: To see the renewal of all things in East Nashville by the grace of Jesus Christ