Faith is lived out in community...in relationship with one another.
God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Relational community and unity are essential to His very nature. When He made us in His image, He created us as relational beings. “It is not good for man to be alone,” said God at the beginning. In other words, humans were intended for relationship.
Community is more than relationship for relationship’s sake, though. It’s relationship with purpose. Relationships centered on Jesus heal hurts, meet needs, encourage faith, and reflect God in this world.
Developing those relationships can be a challenge in a big church. So, we create smaller contexts where people engage each other relationally around God’s Word. This starts with a variety of safe, fun, and inspiring opportunities for children. Teens can also find peer groups to challenge them spiritually. Singles, young marrieds, families, empty nesters, and seniors can all find an Adult Bible Fellowship or small group in which to belong, grow, and serve.
Being together is the most basic aspect of belonging. So the entire church family--young and old--gathers together regularly for worship, for communion, and for special events. At these times we worship, eat, play, talk, laugh, pray, serve, and just enjoy each other’s company.
Belonging is good.