Our vision is to change the way believers from all churches love each other. And if accomplished, model a community that is attractive to those outside our faith.
Our inspiration comes from the early church in Acts 2:42-47:
“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common; and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (NASB)
The digital age has caused us to feel more alone than ever. Our mission is to change that by providing social events to build friendships and quarterly panel discussions on how to live in a gospel-centered community as brothers and sisters in Christ. (Panel discussions launching in 2019.)
We are starting with New York City and plan on expanding to other cities to create chapters of Proximity all over the world.
OUR CORE VALUES
The core values we encourage our leaders and members to model are the fruits of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (NASB)
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Because we are not affiliated with any one church, we chose the Nicene Creed, as our statement of faith. The Nicene Creed is used widely amongst many denominations as their statement of faith, which includes belief in the Holy Trinity, Christ’s death on the Cross, His resurrection and that our salvation is from Jesus Christ alone.