Perhaps because we are products of our hyper-individualistic culture, we have a habit of turning the gospel into something individualistic. It goes something like this: the gospel is about how I can get to heaven, and how you can do the same. This, however, does not begin to do justice to what the gospel calls us to. As Jesus preaches over and over, he is summoning us into a “kingdom,” or community, or a new way of living together. When the church is launched in the first century, it is like a laboratory for living out kingdom lives here and now. With this in mind, let’s take another look at our core values at SRBC and how they invite us to participate in the kingdom in the here and now as we await its fulfilment in the age to come.