Why a new church?
Our desire is that every human being would belong to a community that is shaped by the Gospel and that exists for the glory of God and the good of our neighbor. We believe that planting a church is the best way to bring the Gospel to a community. The Gospel is the good news that through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ we are free to live at peace with God and with each other. As we start to believe the Gospel it changes everything from the way we live as neighbors and friends, the way we parent our children, and how we interact with the world at large.
WHAT KIND OF CHURCH ARE WE?
A local Presbyterian church.
We are a church in and for our community. We want to celebrate its goodness, serve its specifics needs, and work towards the flourishing of all its citizens. We worship in the voice of our community and seek to be a church that grows out of the soil of our neighborhoods. We are committed to working for the common good. We look to serve, not to be served. We look to give, not to take. We are eager to bless others because we have been blessed by God.
Being Presbyterian means we are led by elders and connected with other churches. There is accountability, oversight, and real pastoral care that happens. We are part of the Reformed Tradition which means God wants to know us and be known by us. We believe that life with God is possible and not only possible but vibrant. That God is the initiator of this relationship and the whole thing is based on grace and forgiveness offered to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
We believe that local, Christ-centered and apostolically designed churches are the very epicenter of Christ’s saving presence on earth “against which even the gates of hell cannot prevail”! More than a source of mission, the carefully designed, apostolically-organized, church is the core of mission-- ordinarily the very life-giving presence of Christ, our Mediator. And this changes everything about the way we think of “church.”
Joining a new community is not always easy. We would love to make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have or just to get to know each other over a cup of coffee. Please email us if you would like any more information or would like to meet with our pastor to learn more.