OUr Vision . . .
We have a vision of a church where you can be both and, where faith is found in a complex world, and where the depth of God’s truth is something we grow into and experience.
To try to explain this, we came up with some both-and statements, ideas to explain who we are and are not.
The substance of a strong house but with the freedom of a running child.
A strong foundation with a free flying spirit
Warmth that is not shallow
Historically on the rails but with an engine that runs with the spirit
We don’t speak for God, we listen to how God speaks
We seriously think, but not seriously
It’s not about being better, it’s about being
We like compassion more than we like being right
We don’t sell tickets to the kingdom, we explore how to live in it
Fear all around us but dying to what can hurt us
Not a lifeboat for a few but a banquet for all
Not life without pain, but sharing the cup together
Easy to find joy, honest about the pain
We experience the God who is infinitely loving and quite dangerous