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 WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
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.
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Join us at 10am on Sunday mornings!
This is one of our many “UP” times when we gather to interact with the living God and with each other, sing songs to Him and about Him, pray and open the Bible together. Each week we encourage one another to grow in our relationship with Jesus and with one another, as well as respond to two questions: (1) What do you hear God saying? (2) What is the next step you will take for God’s words to become reality in your life and in the life of our community?
We enjoy a casual environment where everyone can come as they are, sip some coffee 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. Each week we sing together, pray together and dive into God’s Word (Bible).
Our worship band leads us in modern songs that intentionally focus on God, how much he loves us, how he has redeemed and forgiven us, and how he continues to restore his identity in us to look more and more like Jesus by the continual work of his Holy Spirit.
Glad you asked! We love kids of all ages! In fact, we take a lot of time to care for our kids. Check out our KIDS page to discover more how your family can get connected and grow in your faith in Jesus together throughout the week as well as on Sunday mornings.
On Sunday mornings we specifically take the time to care for our kids, pray for them, foster relationships and teach them about Jesus. We have teachers, classrooms, and awesome interactive lessons about Jesus for our kiddos. We believe they each will be a follower of Jesus who will impact their future community by embracing Jesus and joining God in redeeming the world in which they grow up.
Relax in our parent’s room for nursing mothers and littles. A speaker will be on so you can stay engaged with the worship service!
Pre-schoolers can be dropped off in the Kingdom Kids classroom for the entire service.
Kindergarten-4th grade start in the worship service and then make their way to Pathfinders after our time of music.
Our Midway Youth group (grades 5-8) meets every 2nd & 4th Sunday from 6:00-7:30pm downtown at 38 E Main St, Vernon! Email email@example.com for details
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 (38 E Main Street!). Biblically speaking, our facility would be called a synagogue, which is still a commonly used term in the Jewish community (our roots!).