Coracle exists to inspire and enable people to be the presence of God in the world by offering spiritual formation and Kingdom action.
Since the first centuries of the Christian church until now, across the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant spectrum, noteworthy leaders have made the same assertion, and it is a bold one.
In the 2nd century, St. Irenaeus said it: ‘Through his transcendant love, our Lord Jesus Christ became what we are, that he might make us into what he is.’
In the 4th century St. Athanasius, said it: ‘God became man that man might become God.’
In the 5th century St. Augustine said it: “God wanted to be the Son of Man and he wanted men and women to be Sons of God.”
In the 16th Century Martin Luther said it: ‘For the Word becomes flesh precisely so that the flesh may become word.’
Last century CS Lewis said it: ‘The Son of God became a man to enable men and women to become sons of God.’
Lewis goes on, “Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” He continues, “This is the whole of Christianity. There is nothing else….The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became man for no other purpose.”
That’s what Coracle is about most fundamentally: helping each other say a loud “Yes!” to the invitation to share in the life of Jesus while we’re in the world–to incarnate the Incarnation–and share the love of Jesus to this beautiful and broken world, for the glory of God empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Coracle exists “to inspire and enable people to be the presence of God in the world by offering spiritual formation and Kingdom action.” This is our mission.
Our vision is to do that in a number of ways including spiritual direction and discipleship, retreats for individuals and groups, sacramental ministry and services, pilgrimage, communication, and ministries of mercy and justice, mission trips, and creation care. You can find out more about the various forms these take by clicking HERE.