In 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Paul says that God has reconciled us to God through Jesus Christ, and that He has given us the ministry of reconciliation. When you reconcile something there is an exchange involved. There is a give and a take. God exchanged His Son’s perfect life for ours. We exchange our old, nasty, broken down lives for His. That’s what it means to be a Christian. You are one of Christ’s. You are in Jesus.
In Jesus we are welders, salesmen, housewives, teachers, deputies, trainers, students, moms, dads, kids, grandparents, musicians, artists, retired folks, who have exchanged our lives to have God’s life. It’s not about us, it’s about Jesus in us. God’s mission for us in Forest Grove and the surrounding communities is to spread this exchange, this reconciliation with God. This means that the church is more than Sundays, more than the building in which we meet, more than the guy up front teaching.
In Jesus we are missionaries to our families, our neighbors, our co-workers. We desire to be mirrors of Jesus, reflecting His love, His grace, His peace, His passion, His power, and His life. This is why we call ourselves Exchange Church. Exchange your life for His. Interested?