Our mission is to help others find full in Christ, community, and mission. This means we want to see others grow in their faith, and spiritual growth happens slowly over time, not all at once. So we think it's helpful to consider growth as one intentional step at a time. In fact, the Apostle Peter puts it this way:
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness... For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 PETER 1:3-8
Some Bible versions translate this as "add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge..." What he is saying is: keep adding to your faith. Keep taking steps in your spiritual growth; don't stay where you are!
For this reason, we believe it's helpful to present a series of possible next steps for people to take in their spiritual journey. To keep it simple, we use our Mission Statement as the steps. In other words, we progressively take steps to become more rooted in Christ (grow spiritually), community (get connected), and mission (give, serve, share). We’ve also added two basic but important steps: Weekly Gatherings & New to Friendship lunch.
You can learn more by clicking any of the next step cards below. If you need help assessing where you're at and identifying a good next step, fill out the brief form below to connect with us!