We are a place
We are a community that exists to honor the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that in Jesus, God walked among us, took our sufferings and our missteps on himself, forgave us and gave us new life. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today and forever. We gratefully give everything to him; we adore him; before him we fall down.
We are a community
We believe that God hears prayer. Even more — we believe that God speaks to those who come to him with an open heart and listen for his Spirit! And therefore we find prayer to be a great adventure with a God who loves us.
We are following
Because of Jesus’ resurrection we are a community of hope. We are passionate that Jesus’ ways shape our lives. We long for the redemption of all things: every stage of life, men and women, singles, marriages and families, children, the rich or the poor, the struggling, the happy, the mentally unstable, the driven. Indeed, all of God’s creation.
Listen and Read
Setting aside time at the end of a busy day, of creating intentional space where we can consider, notice, and be attentive to God can be difficult, whether that is individually or with a spouse or children. But it is important and, arguably, necessary in developing the habit of listening to our Lord’s voice.
We don’t just mentally recognize the gravity of our sinfulness and coolly ask for forgiveness, resolving to sin no more. No, as we recognize the gravity of our sin in our minds, we then invite our whole person into the expression of repentance. We get on our knees. We put ashes on our heads. We weep. We fast, allowing ourselves to feel our weakness physically—stomach rumbling, knees knocking, throats dry. And we open our mouths together to confess our sins. On this day, Ash Wednesday, we recognize it together, publicly.