The concept of an individual or corporate call has been central to the Church of the Saviour and to Eighth Day since their respective inceptions. We are confident that God calls each of us to mission. A significant part of our faith journey is discerning that call (often not easy at all) and implementing (never easy) it. The fundamental marks of call are:
Recommendations from the Envisioning Committee for the Future of the 8th Day Faith Community
October 1, 2012
O Beloved, consider us your friends;
We long to co-create with You.
For You have loosed the bonds of fear in us.
We will offer to You the gift of gratitude
and acknowledge your Loving Presence with joy.
Psalm 116 - Psalms for Praying
By Nan Merrill
THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT OF THE EIGHTH DAY FAITH COMMUNITY
The commitment each person makes when becoming a member reflects the belief that the love of God - Creator, Savior, Sanctifier - calls each one of us to a life of giving to our world, both individually and corporately through our community. It is in community with others that we can truly find God, grow spiritually, and become more compassionate persons.
These commitments are then lived out in the disciplines to which members commit. The following is the membership commitment that each of us takes, either on becoming a member, changing class of membership, or recommitting to membership with the entire community on Pentecost Sunday.
I come today to join the Eighth Day Faith Community. I commit myself to following Jesus whose life was fully centered in the grace and truth of God. I believe that God’s transcendent love is revealed in Jesus. I will endeavor to follow Jesus in paths of peace, forgiveness, healing, justice, and mercy.