What is the Be 323 Life? In its most simple form it is a life based on the words of I John 3:23, “And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ: and to love one another as He commanded us.” If you believe in the name of Jesus and you are loving one another, you are living the Be 323 Life. It’s really just that simple.
But it is also an invitation to intentionality. Many of us who believe in the name of Jesus and practice loving one another also get together and “do” church together. Our times of corporate worship, spiritual nurture, and meaningful fellowship are essential to living the Be 323 Life. If you are not a part of a local congregation, we encourage you to prayerfully explore the church options in your area (ex. Pigeon, Michigan). And yet all too often, our practice of the Be 323 Life ends at the front door of the church building. We check off “Weekly Church Attendance” from our overly saturated “to do” lists, until we return to “do” church again together the following week.
In the Be 323 Life, we desire more than “doing” church. And we desire “the church” to be larger than the physical structures that we gather in. Our faith includes “church life,” but it is not about the institution of any church or denomination. The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 is not to build churches. Rather, it is to “go and make disciples.” Thus our faith is about Jesus Christ, about following Him, about sharing His love; and not about “doing church.”
Thus our desire is to “be” the church where ever we are and in whatever we are doing. Thus to live the Be 323 Life, is to embody I John 3:23 in all of life where ever we go. We believe in His name and love one another as He commanded us.