As we endeavor to grow healthy disciples, the gospel is the starting point, the road we travel, and the finish line. What’s of utmost importance is instilling the message in the hearts of everyone who lends us their ears. The best environment to see this take place is relevant and engaging Sunday services where we gather to worship Jesus.
True life change doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but in the gospel made visible and tangible in the context of Community. The most attractive picture of the gospel, in the midst of broken families, is the presentation of solid ones. Our goal is to establish community groups in each neighborhood that will create a tangible expression of family. As we always say, the church is not like a family, the church IS a family.
God’s grace experienced in community is not meant to stop traveling once it has reached us. A vital part of following Jesus is helping others do the same. We want to see folks invest in their neighborhoods, by bearing their neighbors burdens, serving their communities, and establishing a reputation of being present with bold love and the life giving truth of the gospel.