Who We Are
We are a community of ordinary people, those with flaws and gifts who seek to follow Jesus wholeheartedly in the real world. We invite you to come as you are and join us as we seek to love God with all our whole selves, love our neighbors as ourselves and be shaped by the Living God.
What We Value
We seek to follow the Apostolic teaching as it has come to us from the beginning. We are deeply committed to Christ and to the scriptures, our foundation. We say this knowing and celebrating the fact that the church has expressed itself in wonderful and diverse ways throughout the last 2000 years, and we strive to hold the best that each tradition brings while emphasizing places of agreement.
From the very beginning, God has called us to be a community, a people in which every tribe, nation, and tongue are welcome. We believe that to be a Christian is more than just a personal or individual choice; it is a participation with Christ and with his people. Therefore, in all that we do, we seek to live out our faith together in real ways, in the real world, as a real community. This is expressed in many ways: gathering regularly to worship, pray, study scripture, eat, drink, hug, serve and to participate in the sacraments and the life of the world.
While all are welcome in our church as they are, we desire that each person experience growth and maturity in Christ. “He (Christ) is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28. It is our deep desire that Christ is proclaimed to everyone and that all grow in wisdom until we reach maturity in Christ.
We confess that the church does not exist for itself but to be salt and light to all the world. Jesus very clearly sends us out into the world as his ministers of reconciliation, his hands and feet and ambassadors of the Kingdom that he is bringing the people in our neighborhoods and to the ends of the earth.