Faith is the basic orientation and commitment of our whole being— a matter of heart and soul. Christian faith is grounding our lives in the living God as revealed especially in Jesus Christ. It’s both a gift we receive within the Christian community and a choice we make. It’s trusting in God and relying on God as the source and destiny of our lives. Faith is believing in God, and giving God our devoted loyalty and allegiance. Faith is following Jesus and answering the call to be his disciples in the world. Faith is hoping for God’s future and leaning into the coming kingdom that God has promised. Faith-as-belief is active; it involves trusting, believing, following, hoping.