welcome from our pastor
Our community is made up of many types of people from differing religious and traditional backgrounds who all share a common love and passion for Jesus. As a church we celebrate the theological diversity of our community. Some of us are conservative, some are not. Some of us love the church, some have been burned. Some of us are seekers, others of us are fully committed followers. These things might be important, but they’re not what’s most important. A Christian is someone whose life and faith is oriented around the person of Jesus. We believe the gospel is essential, and everything else is an ongoing conversation. We don’t hold our theological beliefs with a closed-fist, but with an open hand. We believe conviction and humility belong together. We want to be a place where people feel safe asking questions. Our heart is not to enforce dogma, but to enable dialogue. Ultimately for us at Faith Church, Christianity is not a system of beliefs, but a way of life.
We come together as "grace-oriented" people centered on Jesus Christ, committed to know and care about one another across the generations, empowered to serve the world in the name of Christ. Our roots are in the Baptist tradition. In our Baptist tradtiion we value Bible freedom, soul freedom, religious freedom and church freedom. Baptist is a contested term these days, with some of the most annoying religious voices claiming the label, so sorry for the ugliness coming from our larger baptist family. We are uninterested in partisan politics, but find the Gospel and Jesus to be inherently political (it would take a lunch conversation to unpack that last sentence). We are diverse in every way possible, and do not maintain a litmus test to attend other than a desire to know more. We are committed to living into the paradox of our faith, and never settle for easy answers to complex questions. We believe that God in Christ Jesus is love, generosity, and joy. We try to be the same.
We hope you join us at a weekend service and more importantly, that you'll choose to make this your home church. You'll learn we're not perfect; but fortunately, we are loved by the One Who is. I would love to meet you in person this Sunday at one of our worship services (8:45am or 11:00am).
Blessings, Pastor Joe
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