Surrendering Ourselves to the "Way of Christ" through Unconditional Love
Meta-4, an Agapeist Church, encourages you to Write a New Story,
A story where you see yourself in the positive light of God's grace, one where you lift yourself up with empowerment, one where you do the hard work to move yourself to happiness and wholeness living. It is time we all wrote a new story for our lives. Why not make it a life-changing and incredible story, one that you can't stop reading.
At Meta-4, we seek to follow "The Way of Christ"
Following "The Way of Christ" is what we strive to do, each and everyday. The Gospel of Luke's parable of the Great Banquet rings loudly at Meta-4. All are welcome here with no judgement. We see everyone as created by God and we embrace the love that God has for all people and every living thing. We are to care for one another and care for the earth we have been blessed with.
In this new denomination, we are called Agapeists.
Agapists strive to follow the Great Commandment to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We think it is time for something new in faith walking. The “4” in Meta-4 stands for the four basic principles upon which this new Christian denomination (AGAPEISM) is founded. These basics can be known by a simple acronym, S.O.U.L.
Stands for Surrendering
This type of self-surrendering is simply stated, “Not my ego or my will but God’s will in every aspect of my life.” One must surrender to the fact that it is insane to believe a person can be separated from the love of God. It requires a great step of faith and humility to achieve this “Way of Christ” and admit that we cannot become whole by our own will. Surrendering to God’s will is the basis upon which everything else hinges.
Stands for Ourselves
After we surrender we find ourselves saying, “Now what?” Self- awareness is the next step. This means accepting responsibility for wherever we are in our lives. Admitting that we may not understand how we arrived at this point and accepting no matter what state my life is in that I created this and only with God’s love can I become whole.
Stands for Unconditional
This means that we attempt in every moment of every day to practice love without limits. Unconditional love means allowing the power of the “Way of Christ” to spread to all aspects of our life. This begins with unconditionally accepting God’s love for us. Then, through a lifestyle of prayer, meditation, study and acts of compassion, we grow into that love as our lives unfolds before us.
Stands for Love
Love is the focus of everything we stand for. Love is nearly impossible to define, yet, we know, what it is when experienced. Love is extending ourselves beyond measures that we ever thought possible. It starts with filling ourselves up daily as we allow God to remove the poisonous thoughts of separation from our soul. It continues as we rest in the truth, above all truths, that we are created in God’s image.