What Are You Looking for in a Church?

 
1. We strive to be a church that both touches the heart and stretches the mind. Our hearts should grow in love for both God and neighbor, but we also need to study God’s word through Christian education and Bible study. Some churches lean heavily one way or the other – we emphasize both. After all, we are called to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
 
2. We strive to be a church that accepts people as they are, yet challenges them to change and grow. None of us are perfect or any more loved by God than anyone else. In God’s eyes, we are all sinners, yet all God’s children. We are a church that says “you are welcome just as you are.” We balance that at the same time by not leaving people where they are, but helping them to grow into the people God wants them to be.
 
3. We strive to be a church where people gather to worship and study, then go forth to serve. We come together to worship and experience God’s love and power, but we challenge people to carry that love and power out into the world in mission. We strive to be a church that gives people opportunities to help and serve others, and thus to live out in practice what we experience in worship. We want to put our faith into action in the way we live our lives.