The church is more than people who happen to believe the same thing and show up to the same place at the same time every week.
When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, he reconciled us not only to God but also to each other. For this reason, we believe that our faith is to be lived out in loving relationship and community with one another. This kind of community is intentional, and takes effort. We work hard to create time, opportunities, and places for people to engage in life giving community.
We do this primarily in three ways:
- Mid Service Break
- Sunday Meals
- Home Groups
Mid Service Break
Every Sunday morning service we pause to spend time together, and to enjoy coffee and snacks with each other. This provides an opportunity for people to meet those in the church they might otherwise never talk to.
Every six weeks or so we have a meal as a church after the service. We think eating together is one of the best ways for people to get to know each other. These meals range from soup and chili to ice cream sundaes, pies or even having a food truck come by the school and serving us. There is something about eating together that breaks down walls and brings people closer.
Home Groups are mid-week gatherings hosted at a family home. Usually no larger than 10 or 12 people, home groups provide a time and space for people to grow together, get to know one another, study the Bible, pray together, and to help each other draw closer to Jesus.