The message of Jesus that is central to our Church is one that goes out to everyone. Every age, race, social, economic, nationality, orientation, belief, background, family, home….and then some.
We understand that life gets rough and messy sometimes. Our lives have been, or are currently messy as well.
Not a hope that says, “It’s okay, because eventually you’ll go to heaven!!” Too many people have said, and heard those words. This is not the “Good News” we find in the Word of God. Yes, we believe in an age to come where we’ll live with Jesus in a newly created heaven and earth. But Christianity isn’t about waiting for that to happen.
Instead, we find Jesus announcing God’s Hope for us here and now. We can be set free from the things that bind us, and cause brokenness in our relationships. We can be freed from the negative impact of others’ bad decisions, as we seek God’s redemptive purposes for what has happened. We can have our minds and hearts “made new”, and find a community of people who have been freed from knowing us by our former identities. By living out the Love of God we can announce Him as Lord even now, and help bring healing to this broken world.
It doesn’t take long while watching the evening news, scanning the newspaper, or surfing the web – to realize we live in a world that is heading in some bad directions. Poverty, slavery, famine, disease, natural disasters, wars, conflict, broken families and homes…are only a few of the things that threaten to give us anxiety on a daily basis.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke (what I care about) upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
No matter who you are, or what your background, we hope you’ll consider joining us. Just come…as honestly as anyone of us who gathers each Sunday morning confessing “I need something more than what this world is offering me.”