We all want to belong, and yet often its difficult get to the place of belonging in a new group or community. We’ve observed over time that there are really three ways that people get connected in our church:
- Show up regularly
- Connect with a group of friends and share life together
- Invest by serving alongside others.
Our church is designed not only to help you grow spiritually and make an impact for and with God, but it’s also designed to help you find a place where you belong. We hope that soon you’ll find this to be a place you call “home.”
You may be asking yourself, “So, what’s next?” We want to help you answer that question at each stage of your journey, whether you’re brand new or well along on the journey.
Woody Allen once said that 80% of life is just showing up. There’s some truth that. In this stage of your journey, we hope you show up a few more times. This is a time for us to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and to start building a relationship. We invite you to start showing up regularly at a worship environment, a ministry gathering, or a small group. You’ll start to meet some people and get a feel for who and what we’re about. Here are key steps in this stage:
The church is not a building, it is a community of people. The next stage in your journey is to get connected with some people you can share life with – spiritual friends, as we call them. True life comes to us when we are in life when we are in relationships in which we love one another, grow in maturity, and engage in mission. This stage is a time to dig in and become a part of the family. Here are some key steps in this stage:
The abundant life comes not just from being in community and getting our needs filled. True life is found by investing in others. In this stage, we hope you will find the unique and special ways God has designed you to make a difference in the lives of other people. Here are some key steps in this stage:
- Invest as a volunteer in a church ministry; check out these Volunteer Opportunities, Fall 2016
- Invest as a leader
- Invest outside the church in mission
- Invest in someone behind you in the journey
- Invest in deeper relationships through a long-term small group.