Gather – Grow – Go…..What is It?
We are relational beings made in the image of the Triune God who is three Persons in one Being – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As such, relationship exists with God, known as the divine community. Therefore, we too are relational beings who have been created with an innate desire for community and connection. So we gather together for the sake of community, communion, baptism, worship, fellowship, prayer, and much more. This is what a church does. The church gathers. The church is a gathering.
The mark of a Christian is a transformed life. Those who experience God’s grace are forever changed. As believers, we are continually undergoing a process of improvement, which is known as sanctification. Essentially, we strive to love God more with our whole selves and to become more like Christ. We grow by God’s grace in the midst of the community of believers.
As gathering and growing take root in our lives, the next step is to go. Go participate with God in God’s mission to this broken and hurting world. Go be the hands and feet of Jesus by sacrificially loving and humbly serving others. Go make disciples for the transformation of the world. This life is cyclical and unending. Once you gather, grow, and go, you go back to the beginning and do it all over again, and again, and again. Each time growing together in Christ and finding greater abundance in the life God has for you. It’s not complicated, but it is counter cultural to what the world would have you do. Yet we believe the reward of experiencing God’s love is much greater that anything the world could ever give.