Vision

We're about 4 things as a church

Our vision as a church is expressed and lived out through these 4 simple statements that we say all the time:

Helping people find & follow Jesus

“Therefore go and make 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 I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Pursuing the presence of God

Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.”  (Exodus 33:15)

Turning compassion into action

James, Cephas and John…agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised. All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along. (Galatians 2:9-10)

Doing life together

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:4-5)

What we value:

Jesus

When you come you're going to hear a lot about Jesus, we point everything back to him.

Genuineness

We have a low tolerance for fake religiousness. We know we're all disasters in need of God's grace.  So be yourself when you come.

Diversity

God created diversity in the beginning, and he tells us diversity will be in eternity.  So let's do it now.

Relationship

You're not a number to us. We want to share a cup of coffee with you and hear your story.

Process

We believe that Jesus can work best when we don't try to do his job for him.  So we give lots of space for you to be in process with God wherever you're at in your journey.  No pressure.

Generosity

God is a generous God and we want to be like him.  You can't outgive God.

What we believe:

We believe in the Bible and hold to historic Christian teaching.  Augustine said it well in regard to beliefs:“In essentials unity, in non-essentials diversity, in all things love.”  We live out by having boundaries to our beliefs, but our boundaries are broad and inclusive.  We want to be constantly moving toward Jesus, no matter where we're  starting from.  The Apostle Paul said  in Acts 15:19 that we should not make it difficult for those turning to God.  That's our desire.