The word Christian was occured from Acts 11:26 for the first time when Saul and Barnabas visited the congregation in Antioch. They both live and pastoring the church there for one year. Then the disciples were called as Christian (khris-tee-an-os'; from Greek 5547) which mean follower of Christ. They have been called as Christian because their life style or culture of life was reflecting the way Jesus live. There are 9 significant characters of Jesus first disciples that have been abbreviated into the word C.H.R.I.S.T.I.A.N. Those nine letters means as follow:
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO LOVE GOD AND THE COMMUNITY WITH ALL OF OUR HEART.
" Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)
" A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
John 13:34-35 (NIV)
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO HAVE A MISSION HEART TO THE COMMUNITY
"Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went."
Acts 8:4 (NIV)
"But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry."
2 Tim. 4:5 (NIV)
It is our duty to bring the gospel out (evangelism) to the community. There are four levels of communities that we believe should be the primarily focus in doing evangelism: family, church, city, and nations. So therefore all the church member should be actively involve in the evangelism, not just the pastor or minister.
Radical daily change
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO BE TRANSFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF GOD
" Yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.  Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.  See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter."
2 Cor. 7:9-11 (NIV)
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Cor. 4:16 (NIV)
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
2 Cor 3:18 (NIV)
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO BE AN INTERCESSOR FOR THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THE GLORY OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATION FOREVER.
 For this reason I kneel before the Father,  from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.  I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephes. 3:14-21 (NIV)
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone"
1 Tim. 2:1 (NIV)
It is our duty and calling to pray and intercede for others as a church. A prayer is an act of our faith to God. Therefore, the apostle Paul is using the word ?I urge' (par-ak-al-eh'-o); from Greek 3844 (para) and Greek 2564 (kaleo); to call near, beseech, call for. Paul requests us to be seriously in interceding for others. And then as a result the glory of God in Christ Jesus will be manifested in tremendous way.
Scripture Rooted Christian
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO BE ROOTED IN THE WORD OF GOD IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE.
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true."
Acts 17:11 (NIV)
WE ARE PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO BUILD UP A NETWORK AMONG THE COMMUNITY.
" It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up  until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."
Ephes. 4:11-13 (NIV)
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
1 Cor. 12:27 (NIV)
"There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to one hope when you were called--  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
Ephes. 4:4-6 (NIV)
"For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building."
1 Cor. 3:9 (NIV)
" Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.  If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!"
Eccles. 4:9-10 (NIV)
" That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me."
John 17:21 (NIV)
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO LIVE IN INTEGRITY AND HONESTY.
 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money  and said, "Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit."
 Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
Acts 8:18-20 (NIV)
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
Philip. 4:8 (NIV)
"It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,"
Titus 2:12 (NIV)
A Generous Giver
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO BE GENEROUS TO THE COMMUNITY
" Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,  they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.  And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will."
2 Cor. 8:2-5 (NIV)
I believe one of the important elements of Christian leadership is leading by example. We can't ask the congregation to be an active giver without us as a pastor becomes an active giver. I believe the church in Corinthians able to become an active giver (generous) to Paul ministry because Paul is also an active giver. Most of the congregations from three churches I have planted, are strong giver in tithing and offering. I believe that it is a result of they notice what I have been doing in the area of giving. And then from here, I will drive out the church members to contribute anything as they can to the community.
WE ARE A PEOPLE THAT IS CALLED TO NURTURE THE COMMUNITY SPIRITUAL LIFE.
"He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep."
John 21:17 (KJV)
"Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind"
1 Peter 5:2 (KJV)