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