WE EMBRACE EVERYBODY
WE BELIEVE EVERY STORY MATTERS (inclusive and affirming)
Everyone means everyone. We are seeking to be a church that is inclusive and affirming of everyone’s story. We believe Jesus lived this way and so we seek to do the same. We want to dignify and celebrate the creation of God that we all are. We know to live and exist this way is radical, but we believe that we are following the gracious love of Jesus Christ in living this way where every story matters.
WE ARE REAL
WE BELIEVE EVERY STORY IS UNIQUE. (Authentic and Real)
There is no one like you. No one. We are God’s beautiful creation. We don’t want you to pretend to be someone else outside then you are inside. We want people to be their most authentic self. We don’t ask people to dress a certain way, talk a certain way… we want you to be you… the way God intended. You will catch our authenticity in potluck gatherings, in coffee shops, in our preaching, in our praying… we don’t pretend to be someone we are not… and we would never expect you to be someone other than you.
WE ARE COURAGEOUS
WE BELIEVE EVERY STORY DESERVES TO BE TOLD. (daring, courageous, bold)
We believe in courage, empowerment, and boldness. The things that Jesus teaches are counter-cultural. Many of us carry untold stories of our lives because we fear judgment, condemnation, and most of all isolation. It takes courage to tell your story but we want to make the commitment to provide space for stories to be told and to listen and grow closer together as we become more fully the beautiful creation that God intended. Our journey will be about exposing the story that the world tells about us, while in pursuit of the beautiful story that God is unfolding before us together.
COMMUNE AND WORSHIP TOGETHER
We believe that eating, spending time together are holy and sacred activities that are not separate from worship but very much apart. We believe our relationships with one another and God are formed and deepened around the table.
BE ENGAGED IN THE ISSUES OF OUR COMMUNITY.
We believe we should be engaged in the systemic issues that are our community are facing. We seek to not simply be an answer to problems but to build relationships and shared stories.