One way that we attempt to embody our faith is through habits built around the words Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, and Sent. This idea is not our own, it is explained in detail in a book by Michael Frost called Surprise the World. His goal for these habits is that they would form people into "a godly, intriguing, socially adventurous, joyous presence in the lives of others."
BLESS: We try to bless people each week. Some who are a part of our community and some who are not. Blessing another person is to build them up, relieve their burdens, encourage them, relieve their stress, and lift their spirits through words, actions, and gifts.
EAT: We try to eat with people each week. Some who are a part of our community and some who are not. Eating has been at the heart of Christianity since before it was called Christianity and we want it to be at the heart of the way we live our lives. We seek to eat like Jesus did, not just with people we share everything in common with and are comfortable with.
LISTEN: We set aside time to listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit. We seek the Spirit so that we can negotiate the spectrum between being withdrawn and being judgmental. We seek the Spirit so we know what to say yes to and what to say no to. We seek the Spirit because we want to know and be shaped by the God who would speak to us when we develop the habit of listening.
LEARN: We set aside time to learn Jesus. We look to the stories of Jesus and then we ask ourselves questions about what Jesus would do if we could imagine him embodying our particular location, at our moment and history with the personality and passions God has given us.
SENT: We want to identify ourselves as sent one's (missionaries). Wherever you are, God put you in that place and invites you to observe and participate in the world around you go from not the way it's supposed to be to the way God intends it to be.