Our Core Values:
To keep faith at the center of our daily lives, we have four core values: living, exploring, accepting, and participating — what we call our LEAP of faith.
Inspired by Jesus Christ, we aim to make faith and spirituality part of everyday life. It’s not just a Sunday thing!
We pay attention to forming deep spiritual community, so we can walk with each other through the difficulties of life as well as the joys. 21st Century life is a roller coaster, and we ride it together.
We give each other grace to live into our questions — whether they are about God and the Bible, the meaning of life, “How much is enough?” or “What is the Spirit calling me to do?” And we recognize that there can be more than one “right” answer to any question.
Kairos’ call is to experiment with “new” ways of being church — even if they are really ancient. (Our house churches are inspired by the witness of the first Christians in Acts and by Martin Luther’s vision of home gatherings.)
We explore living faith, focusing on the essence of Christ’s teachings (which resonate with other historic religions). We try to eliminate much of the baggage that has hurt and discouraged people. We realize the church hasn’t always been loving and accepting. We repent, and we aim to do better.
Our spiritual leaders (not just the pastor) raise ideas and questions to help us dig deeper and understand so we can apply the revolutionary message of Jesus to our daily lives.
Kairos lives out radical welcome for all people. We believe God’s love is for everyone, whether you are Christian or not; are black, white or brown; suffer from affluenza or pride; are experiencing homelessness, addiction, or anger with the church. And the best part is that God’s grace is free — we don’t have to deserve, or earn, or get all cleaned up to experience Divine Love.
In our worship and other gatherings, everyone is welcomed, heard, and given voice. Your questions and your stories will be honored.
We strive to be a safe space for anyone struggling with life and their spiritual journey.
If you are looking for a church where you can hide in the back pew and not be noticed, Kairos is not for you.
We believe that everyone has gifts to bring. In worship you can bring a question, a song or poem, a prayer request, a need. Leadership of the gathering is shared. Anyone can offer to host a gathering or contribute food.
The flow of God’s love sends us out into the community to share what we have with others. Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ, St. Paul writes in Galatians 6:2. We have a history of bearing the burdens of people experiencing homelessness through Philadelphia’s Welcome Church and The Well shelter and the Bucks County Opportunity Council’s Street Outreach Program, to people suffering addiction through a local treatment facility, and to people experiencing food insecurity through neighborhood food pantries.
How would you like to help?
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Because we meet in homes, we do not post the addresses of the homes where we gather.
If you want to learn more about Kairos, you can set up a phone call or a coffee by contacting our pastor/developer, Bob Fisher.
Kairos Communities is part of a progressive mainline denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are an authorized worshipping community of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. We have our own ethos and worship that is not your grandmother’s Lutheran church!