Gather – Grow – Go…..What is It?

GATHER

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.

GROW

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.

GO

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.

Gather – Grow – Go – REPEAT

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.

Our DNA

We believe in loving God and loving others.

We believe the model of the church should follow Acts chapter 2:42-47 whereby we will attend to our spiritual growth by gathering together as a faith community, attending to biblical teachings, breaking bread together, and helping those in need.

We believe first time visitors do not have to give one penny during the offering because we would rather you relax and experience God’s gift of grace for you.  It’s unexpected, unmerited, and underserved, but it’s extended to you anyway!  More important than giving you money during your first visit, we would rather you give your heart.  After all, if God gets your heart He will get everything else.

We believe that the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ is more important than protecting institutional systems.

We believe no one should sit for long in a pew.  God has given every single person particular gifts and strenghts, and we should use them to build the Body of Christ, the Church.