|Who we are
We are currently examining the spiritual health of our church and its ministries in order to make sure that we are (1) truly focusing on Christ in all we do; (2) teaching God's truth in the most effective ways; (3) governing ourself as a church according to the pattern God gives us in scripture; (4) loving one another as Christ told us we must; and (5) regularly and powerfully bringing the Good News to the world around us. Truthfully, our church has grown older, but we don’t want to get OLD. We recognize our need to relate to all age groups, yet we do not want to chase after fads or try to be “contemporary” just to please the world. After all, Scripture tells us that we are to be ‘in” the world, but we are NOT to be “of” the world. Change is necessary and a natural part of life—yet we know that positive change takes time. By God's grace, we are always changing into a more complete image of His Son.
God has assigned us an area of our city where some of the wealthiest citizens and some of the poorest citizens live within just a few short blocks of each other. We believe that God has called us to be bridge builders, not only between socio-economic groups but also between God and man. We see ourselves as “ministers of reconciliation” drawing all people to Christ—to be bridge builders not only bridging social and ethnic groups but building a bridge of reconciliation between God and man.
“God has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not charging their trespasses [sin] against them. He has committed to us this wonderful message of reconciliation.” (2 Cor 5:19-19)
Telling others about the wonderful message of reconciliation is what we are all about. Our vision is to establish a community so captivated by the extraordinary love of Jesus Christ that we invite our friends to celebrate and worship God, connect deeply and grow spiritually, give joyfully and go reach the world for Jesus Christ.