God is on a MISSION
He has invited us to JOIN him.
Jesus has “co-missioned” us to join him everywhere we GO in making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything he has commanded us (e.g. to love one another the way he has loved us).*
"GOD'S MISSION HAS A CHURCH."
who is this jesus?
The aspect of GOD who has ALL authority in heaven and on earth
Where do we go as we join him?
We are Jesus’ witnesses in “Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth…” to our people in our homes, neighborhoods, towns, regions and networks around the globe
what is jesus' promise?
“I am with you ALWAYS, to the very end of the age,” and “you will receive my power when my Holy Spirit comes upon you.”
*Jesus' statements from Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8 (NIV)
WE ARE A PEOPLE WHO...
FIRST AND FOREMOST: God’s great love has been expressed through the person of Jesus Christ. When we embrace Jesus we adhere to and seek to imitate his words, works and ways and his identity becomes our identity. This is the starting line for our being (who we are) and our doing (what we do).
SECONDLY: Based on Jesus’ great commandment to love God and love one another, we recognize we only know how to love because God first loved us. As God has loved us (specifically through his great gift of Jesus) we love one another by laying down our life for one another, submitting to one another in the bond of peace Jesus has ratified for us, and treating one another better than we treat ourselves.
FINALLY: Through Jesus, our heavenly Father has already redeemed our souls. By His Spirit He is calling every human to not only receive Jesus (to consent and to gain possession of Jesus) but also JOIN Him in redeeming the very world in which we exist: the people we interact with starting in our homes, and continuing through the people in our neighborhoods, work places and networks beyond.
god's values that drive us
Most frequent questions and answers
Our hope and mission is that this answer is simply, “one that looks a lot like Jesus.”
As Christians, we have been considered Protestant, as well as Evangelical in our theology and world view but do not limit ourselves to labels and distinctions such as these (especially in today’s political climate). Loving God and loving our neighbor(s) are our guiding principles. We join God in his social reform for justice including advocating for human rights and dignity, and we stand against all forms of racism, sexism, and nationalism (especially militant fundamentalism). We are connected to The Christian & Missionary Alliance global family. Check out our Biblically-based beliefs here.
Join us at 6:30pm on Saturdays!
Our “formal” public gathering is important to us. This is one of our “UP” times when we gather to interact with the living God and with each other. Music and the Bible are very important to us! We sing songs to our Creator, pray and open the Bible together. Each week we encourage one another to grow in our relationship with Jesus and with one another.
We enjoy a casual environment where friendship is fostered and everyone can come as they are and worship God in Spirit and in truth. Our worship services focus on Jesus, we teach directly from the Bible and encourage all to embrace Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
We are the Church! The Bible starts using the term “church” after the time of Jesus. “Church” is always used to describe the group of people that believe in Jesus (trusting God that he died on the cross for our sins and that he rose from the dead for our life). The Bible says that Jesus is the leader of the Church and that the Church exists wherever people are gathered in Jesus’ name.
No location or facility is required, though we do use a facility for our common, community space. Biblically speaking, our facility would be called a synagogue, which is still a commonly used term in the Jewish community (our roots!).