We know life can be messy and complicated.
We also know (from experience) Jesus offers real hope for your real life.
Whether you've grown up with a church background or you're just starting to ask new questions about faith, we want to help you on your journey.
We understand it can be complicated for a lot of people. Whether you're skeptical because of your life's circumstances or interactions with other people who claim to be Christians, we want you to know that asking questions is a vital part of life and faith.
We also want to acknowledge that church hurt and baggage is real. We just want you to know Jesus is way bigger than the failures of the church.
You are welcome here any time.
A simple place to start is by joining us for our Sunday morning gatherings in person (or check out our previously recorded messages online to see what we're all about).
We'd also love to have you come to some of our events. Our hope for all of our community events is that you'll find people you'd like to build relationships with outside of an hour on Sunday. We've met a lot of people for the first time at one of our events and one of favorite things that we hear quite a bit is "it just feels like home."
If you'd like to join a small group of people to talk about faith & life, e-mail Amanda and she'll help you find a group.
At a certain point, we all have to decide what we believe. We each have to take personal responsibility for our own faith & not just rely on someone else's.
Do you believe the gospel? For a quick explanation of the "good news," check out this short overview.
Paul writes in Romans 10:9-10:
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
If you're a believer and you want to grow in your faith, we're here to help.
Our Sunday morning worship gatherings are an important part of growing in our faith because it's a regular practice of reminding ourselves of this "good news."
Are you interested in baptism? Baptism is a bold act of identifying with Christ. It is a full-immersion personal worship experience. We baptize during a public service where others will help celebrate your life with God.
Jesus was baptized (Matthew 3:13-17) to set the example of being all-in with God’s plan for your life.
Baptism in itself doesn’t “save us,” but it’s a symbolic representation of what Jesus has done in our lives. It’s a way that we can show others what Jesus has done for us.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that simply believing in Jesus is the extent of our spiritual life. However, if you look at Jesus’ life and teachings, he was constantly calling his followers into a deeper relationship with him.
After we’ve decided to believe the gospel, life with Jesus means doing what God has told us to do.
In Matthew 22, religious leaders were asking Jesus what he believed to be the most important commandment.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39)
Committing your life and purpose to Jesus means that ultimately you’re allowing God to transform every part of who you are from the inside out. For some that may mean a radical overnight shift in thinking, but for many it’s a long process with ebbs and flows.
We’ve found that spiritual growth happens best in the context of community because God often uses people in our lives to teach us about His character and meet our physical and spiritual needs. We encourage you to check out the groups we offer.
If none of these groups work for you, consider meeting up with a few others in your life to have intentional, spiritual conversations. It doesn't need to be complicated. We've compiled a list of questions to help you get started.
As we grow in relationship with Jesus, he will bring about opportunities for us to share the hope we’ve found in Him with the people around us. Walking alongside people you love as they begin to follow Jesus is one of our favorite full-circle life experiences. We hope you’ll commit to this work and let God use you to impact your relationships, community, and the world around us.