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The LJ North Jersey Christian Community

Christians in North Jersey

North Jersey Christians
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All Members , Moderated
Hmm...how to begin.

Essentially, the aim of this group is to develop an ecumenical network of Gen X Christians in the greater North Jersey/NYC Metro area to fellowship on-line and In Real Life. I know, this sounds like a particularly dry description of a community, but this is what this is.


1. Be a Christian.
Denomination, jurisdiction, classis, etc. isn't important. However, what is important is that we have a common understanding of the "mere" essential of the Faith.

Considering we are Christians of all stripes--Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, Evangelical, Charismatic, Anglican, and otherwise--and considering the slippery times we are in, a center is needed. And the core "statement" of belief is the following, which is commonly known as the "Apostle's Creed:"

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic [universal] Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

2. Live in North Jersey (duh).
Members of this group should live in North Jersey...or in the general direction. (If you don't live in Jersey, chances are that you won't really be interested in what goes on here--christianity is where it's at...yo.)

Your moderator is jjostm, a co-moderator of the christianity community. He is an orthodox Anglican who is pursuing ordained ministry. He also enjoys wine, fine conversation, and books. He is also typing in the third person.

If you live in Jersey and want to be part of an ecumenical para-church group of groovy twentyish/thirtyish/whateverish folks, you're in the right spot. Join up, and let's have a conversation together as Disciples in the North Jersey area!

Soli Deo Gloria!

--John J. O'Sullivan
Moderator, nnj_christians
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