Luke, the author of the Book of Acts, saw the Lord's mission, the descent of the Holy Spirit that gave birth to the Church, and the apostolic labors that extended the gospel worldwide, as one great act. This summer we will enter into the One Act of the extension of the good news of Jesus Christ and witness the many acts of the apostles and disciples of the early Church. All the faithful service in the church flows out of God's Great ACT of love and grace in Jesus Christ.
“Seeking Christ; Sharing His Love” is our vision. It’s all about a relationship – with Jesus, with His Church, with each other, with His world. As an incarnational community, all that we do seeks to offer access to Christ. We truly believe that, through His Resurrection, we can experience transformed lives. This is why we focus not on programs but on spiritual growth and believe prayer and practice, when done in faithfulness, changes things. His grace, love, compassion and generosity mean the least, last, lost and lame are worthy of His life and our service. Words like biblical, Reformed and evangelical are compliments to us, as are growing, international and intergenerational. Called to be an inviting multiplying community, we seek to share the Good News of forgiveness and new life with more and more. How do we live into all of this? Our more than 3,500 adults, children, and affiliate partners embrace the call to form a circle holding hands looking outward. In the world but not of it, from our sanctuaries to our city’s slums, isolated villages of Latin America and African hospitals, from our classrooms to boardrooms, from the heart of a brand new believer to the eternal cloud of witnesses, you’ll find us everywhere – seeking Christ and sharing His love!