The posture of a beloved disciple is one who leans back and reclines on Jesus. On one of the darkest nights in history, Jesus' friends respond in different ways. Peter, Judas and John respectively demonstrate postures of self-reliance, God-defiance and God-dependence. The beloved the disciple is one who rests on Jesus, leans back on his chest and has a posture of reclining faith.
The first part of our vision is that we would be a community of disciples. Community has always been the way God works. The trinity, the story of creation, Israel, the disciples and the Church demonstrate that community is at the heart of God. In a society plagued by loneliness and isolation, God is calling his family to be a like a family, for the sake of one another and the people around us.