The Jesus Society - think differently


Picture: Resurrection Cross
Caption: Resurrection Cross in the Bishop's Chapel

One of the inspirations for Changing Lives has been this fresh vision of the Christian faith, shared widely across the Diocese by Bishop Peter.

Jesus says in his society:

You show wisdom by trusting people;

You handle leadership by serving;

You handle offenders by forgiving;

You handle money by sharing;

You handle enemies by loving;

You handle violence by suffering.

You have a new attitude:

Towards everything

Towards everybody

Towards nature

Towards the state

Towards all and to every single thing.

And in a Jesus Society, you repent, not by feeling bad, but by thinking differently.


The text is based on a passage in The Blue Mountains of China by the Canadian Mennonite writer Rudy Wiebe. 

Changing Lives DVD series

Changing Lives DVD artwork
Caption: Changing Lives DVD 

We've produced a six-part DVD series called Changing Lives... for good. The series uses this text as basis to explore what it means to put Changing Lives at the heart of church life.

See details of the DVD series and how it can help you explore the Changing Lives themes.  



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