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It all starts with God’s love

As a community of faith, it is our privilege to love all — even when the world is an unloving place. We welcome all because God welcomes us, regardless of our questions, complexities, mistakes and all those things that divide us.

A community bearing Christ’s name can be an agent of transformation, forgiveness and humility. That calling starts us on a journey of justice, peacemaking and a celebration of every life.

We share a living, daring confidence in God's grace — that confidence stirs up a faith rooted in God’s love. We invite you to join us on the journey.

"Love one another.  In the same way I loved you, you love one another. — John 13:34

 
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sunday Worship at 10:30AM

We are deeply aware of our call to share in the good news that God is love and that Christ is in all.  We worship as an expression of our love for God. Worship takes our eyes off the busyness of our lives and turns us to God.

God doesn’t need our worship we do. Worship is seeing afresh the tremendous worth of God, and in response, giving God the best of everything we are.

Learn more about this Sunday’s message and the “overwhelming, never-ending reckless love of God.”

"Because Your love is better than life, I will praise You.  I will praise You as long as I live ..."  –Psalm 63:3

 
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justice & service


Jesus did everything wrong. Ministering to the wrong people. Expecting outrageous commitment from his followers. Questionable teaching methods. A humiliating end followed by an improbable surprise ending. And then, somehow, inspiring millions to attempt to change the world in his name.

Jesus is the perfect model for producing people capable of resisting any authority that threatens those who cannot help themselves or renders the vulnerable voiceless and their lives meaningless.  We look forward to seeing what God is going to do through you by serving others. 


(This post is an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Outlandish: An Unlikely Messiah, a Messy Ministry, and a Call to Mobilize, by Derek Penwell.)

"Lord, teach me how to celebrate you, share your blessings with others, and carry my faith into my daily life." 

 
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Community Groups

The Bible is loaded with “one another” statements — like “love one another,” “encourage one another, “bear another’s burdens,” “live in harmony with one another,” “be at peace with one another,” and “serve one another.”

We’re made to need each other, whether our actions are heroic or not. People doing life alone might be missing something really wonderful. Community Groups can move us to love, support one another and do good works. Bonded together by our love for God we can be something more — even without the cape or superpowers.

"God wants in on our lives and wants us in on the lives of others."

 

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