We live in light of who God is, what He has done in Christ, and who He's made us to be!

We don’t see church as a building you go to; rather, we see ourselves as the church living our lives driven by a Gospel motivation. Below you will find the normal rhythms of life that are lived within every culture. As Christ’s people, we try not to add a bunch of extra things or programs to our already busy lives. Instead, we seek to become purposed in the lives we are already living and live them very intentionally motivated by the Gospel. Together we display family, we collect and assemble stories of redemption, we promote blessing, and we celebrate!

display Family

We regularly eat and share meals with others to invite them into the community and family of God. 

Meals are a daily reminder of our common need for God to provide for us both physically and spiritually. Jesus called us to remember Him and His sacrifice for us through a meal. When we eat together, we gather around this truth. We regularly eat meals with those the Lord has brought into our lives, displaying how to be family and discipling them toward a life of dependence on God. (Leviticus 23:1–44; Matthew 6:11; 26:17–30; Acts 2:46–47; Romans 12:13) 

On the fourth Sunday of every month we have a Love Feast following our Sunday gathering that we invite our community to join us for lunch and celebration. We incorporate meals at many of our functions simply because families eat together and we are family!

collect stories

Everyone’s life is shaped by a dominant story!

As Christ followers, we are shaped by the story of God. God has been unfolding His story since before time began. We believe we are participants in His story and need to understand how our lives intersect with His narrative from creation until this present day.  His story has always and will always point God's desire to save sinful people by the person and work of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we regularly reacquaint ourselves with God's story by interacting with God's Word. We do this in our Sunday gatherings and in our missional community living. We look for ways and times to tell and communicate His story and the coming of His kingdom often. We also take time to listen to others' stories to know how to bless them best and to help them see that their lives are only redeemed within God's story. As God continues to establish and set His story in the hearts of people, we, His church, begin to collect, accumulate, and celebrate those beautiful redemption stories. (Genesis 1:1–2; Psalm 1:1–6; John 1:1; 2 Timothy 3:16–17)

promote blessing

We intentionally bless others through words, gifts, and actions!

God desires that all nations - all people - be blessed through Jesus. The Church is the body of Jesus through which He blesses people. We believe everything we have been given is not just for us but so God might bless others through us. We have been blessed to be a blessing. We intentionally seek God's direction to be a people that bless others and do so because we have been richly blessed. Our greatest blessing from God is the gracious work of Jesus, being sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God. (Genesis 12:1–3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:22–23; 2:8–10; 1 Peter 2:12)

celebrate together

We gather to celebrate God's work among us!

God calls people to celebrate His goodness and grace regularly. We gather weekly as a family in our Sunday gathering and regularly in missional communities to celebrate through songs, preaching, communion, offerings and personal stories of all that God is doing in and among us. We invite everyone we can to join us in these celebrations as a way of displaying God's glory in His people. We also join the celebrations of others in our city and communities with the intent of bringing greater joy into the celebration. (Leviticus 23:1–44; Acts 2:42–47; Hebrews 10:24–25)

("How We Live/Distinctives"  derived and adapted from Doxa Church/Soma Network - used by permission)