You were made to be loved
God loves you — regardless of questions, complexities, where you come from or who you are, your mistakes and all those other things that make you feel “less than.”
God’s love puts you on a journey toward something beautiful and meaningful. You can apply God’s love to your life. Make that love into something wonderful for someone else, or more importantly, bring you closer to God.
A faith rooted in God’s love is a place where you can begin your journey — because no matter what, God loves all of us. God calls the beloved and unloved to the same love.
"I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” — Jeremiah 31:3
You were made to worship God
To pray and sing. To listen for and speak about God’s voice in scripture. To remember the journey through the most difficult and joyous times of your life.
This public acknowledgement of God’s unwavering love toward even the most unfaithful of us — is an expression and witness of our love for God. Worship is seeing afresh the tremendous worth of God.
Worship is the chance to offer God the best or give up the worst of everything you are to help reimagine and remake a world that needs to be good for everyone. Come and experience the “overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God.”
"Because God’s love is better than life." –Psalms 63:3
you were made to bring heaven on earth
Derek Penwell in his book, “Outlandish” writes: “Jesus did everything wrong. Embracing the people society pushed to the margins. Healing the hurting and confronting those doing harm. Expecting outrageous commitment from his followers. Questionable teaching methods.
A humiliating end followed by an improbable surprise ending. And then, somehow, inspired millions to attempt to change the world in his name.”
You’ve got a part in God’s story of pursuing a “world to come” especially when it collides with the world that is. Jesus works to help you see what's special about you and your God-given gifts — whatever they are, to make something in the world better — in your own life or in the lives of others.
"The world’s depending on those who say they love Jesus to live like Jesus." —Derek Penwell
you were made to be with others
The Bible is loaded with “one another” statements — like “love one another,” “encourage one another, “bear another’s burdens,” “be at peace with one another,” and “serve one another.”
We’re made to need and belong to each other, whether our actions are heroic or not. Belonging is about finding the people who have your back, lift you up, feel your pain, miss you when you don’t show up, and value you for being you.
The heroes in God's story don’t wear capes, brightly colored tights or have superpowers. They are ordinary people, in their everyday presence, doing little things for one another and sharing life together. God didn’t send Captain Marvel to save today from a world of brokenness. God sends you.
“Christ in All. Communion for All. Connecting with All.”