Who we are
We are from different districts of Brno and nearby, of various ages (most of us are between 20 and 40 – that’s why there are many children). We have different occupations (managers, NGO workers, students, teachers, engineers, I.T. workers etc). Despite our differences we are connected by having encountered Jesus’ story and it has permanently influenced our lives.
There are people who want to live according to biblical principles and they confirmed their faith by baptism. There are also people who are still trying to find their relationship with God.
Many of us are full members (about 100 people) but we can’t imagine our church family without friends and guests, and we are open and glad to welcome them.
What we believe
We believe (among other things), that this universe is not just a bad joke, but that it has been created by an unimaginably powerful, intelligent and good, Being. Not only that He created it, but is still interested in it, and wisely interacts with it. The fact that our world doesn't look that way is caused by humans and their selfishness, their efforts to control others and reluctance to submit to God's order.
We believe that approximately 2000 years ago in the Middle East, Jesus was born, and his life fully embodied both the human nature and God's love for people. We believe that he died and overcame death and that this moment was something that fundamentally changed the course of the world.
We believe that because of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, we can (provided we let Him) experience God's closeness and learn to live, so that we can be more like Him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit operates in the world in different ways and manners, bringing peace and wisdom, strengthening and encouraging where necessary and where people are open to it.
We also believe that trying to live a Christian life without loved ones who are sharing it with you can be quite depriving. That is why we are part of a particular community. We do not think it is a perfect community, and certainly not the only right one. But we found a home in it.
And since we believe that faith, without making it known is quite pointless, we try to be there for others according to our (limited) powers and abilities, both in our personal lives, as well as a community. (How that is realised specifically is listed in the Activities section.)
And if you would like us to describe what we believe in a little more traditional way, then, like most Christians, we profess the Apostolic Creed, which goes as follows:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.