Just cause you’re not raising your hands, doesn’t mean you’re not having an authentic worship experience
Tithing is more than just giving money
It’s giving your time, your talents, your knowledge, and your relationships.
It’s about growing and fostering a heart of generosity.
It’s also an act of worship.
Serving is more than community service
It’s a word of encouragement
It’s holding a door, even when you’re in a hurry
It’s whenever you choose to put others before yourself
It’s also an act of worship
We encourage you to read your Bible every day.
But we understand if you miss a day here and there.
Don’t worry, your Pastor does too. It happens.
Don’t let your inconsistency deter you though.
It’s okay if the Bible confuses, bores, or frustrates you
Don’t let that deter you either
And remember, it’s okay to ask questions
But fair warning: We don’t know all the answers either
Let’s see if we can discover them together.
Following God doesn’t always feel as good as it does in the middle of a church service, summer camp, or the bridge of Jesus Paid it All
So don’t expect it to.
But really, it’s not about feeling anyway.
Nor is it about rule following.
Nor is it about doing more good things than bad things.
It’s about trust, faith, and commitment to a relationship.
Doubtful does not mean evil
Different does not mean sinful
You’re an atheist?
Come on in.
Come on in.
You’re living with your boyfriend?
You’re an addict?
Don’t know what you believe or think or want?
Come on in. You’re in the right place.
You don’t have to be a member to belong here
Coming here every Sunday will not earn you salvation
But we believe that your growth will be greater and your joy more complete within a strong community like this one
We’re not here to shame you
But we’re not here to make each other feel good about ourselves either
We’re here to serve God by serving his people
We’re sorry for the pain we may have caused you in the past
We don’t always get it right
We sin too
We aren’t perfect
You don’t have to be either
We would love for you to come hang out with us for a little while.