God sends His community to reach the culture they live in with the Gospel. God does not hate culture, but is a creative God. God calls His community to be culture makers, culture shapers and culture enjoyers. In culture is where real people who need a real savior work to understand the world around them. The church’s aim in culture is not to isolate from culture but to restore culture. I hope to influence and encourage the culture of Bloomington-Normal for gospel renewal in the context of my community at Charis Community Church. This means supporting local arts, businesses & music and loving the people I am making culture with as a messenger of the Gospel.