Our Name & Purpose
Our hope is that Liberti Church Collingswood will contribute to the flourishing and peace of this area as it strives to live, speak, and serve as the very presence of Jesus for Collingswood and surrounding boroughs. This model of “living, speaking, and serving” as Jesus’ presence is the mission of all of the Liberti network congregations. The Latin word “liberti” names us as a people who are experiencing what we believe is the deepest longing of the human spirit, namely liberation from sin and death, which Christ provides. In St. John’s gospel account, Jesus says, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” King Jesus frees us from our sins and from ourselves, so that instead of living for ourselves, we are liberated to love God and love others.
Those in fellowship with Liberti Church Collingswood will seek to live out Christ’s presence by enjoying and inviting others to know God’s liberation and his kind rule. We will worship God, rooting our passions and identities in our Author, and connecting ourselves with others as we celebrate the recreation of God’s image in us through Jesus. We will build community for the good and blessing of all. We will live lives of mercy, because God has been merciful to us. Worship, community, and mercy are in fact core values of Liberti churches.