We are real people infused with dynamic faith, committed to a common vision, joined together in covenant love. We are Matures, Boomers, Busters, and Tweenies. Sociologists are blindly convinced that we shouldn't enjoy each other's company, but we do. We love the camaraderie we find in this family called City of Grace.
We believe in multicultural and multigenerational ministry. We have built our foundations on the timeless traditions of our spiritual forefathers. And we have rejected those fleeting fads, which leave little impact upon a generation. We are committed to three keys to life giving ministry: biblically literate, culturally relevant, and spiritually sensitive.
We are passionate about church planting, church life and church growth. We revel in big crowds and are committed to small groups. We find the Kingdom in both. Our hands are in the dirt, putting broken things back together, like families, communities, cities, and nations. We have big dreams. We serve a good God. The nations are His dwelling and our lives are His vessels.
We minister to the abased and the exalted. We feel compassion for the poor. Our doors are open to the rich. We believe God wants to prosper those who ask and believe. We have learned to maintain our souls in the rhythm of abounding and abasing, direction and uncertainty, words and silence. We are comfortable with oxymorons. We have made peace with paradox. We celebrate humanity. We worship Deity. The God we adore is deeper than our thoughts and greater than our vanity.
We haven't checked our brains at the door, but we have rejected cynicism and skepticism. We aren't too deep, so as to keep you from finding the bottom, nor are we intellectual snobs. We talk about things that matter to people: their doubts, fears, longings, families, relationships, goals, careers, failures, and successes. We are committed to fleshing out the Gospel as long as it may take us. We attend church consistently, even though we know that the true church is but people. We love to worship and pray and believe and receive. We are committed to integrity and transparency. We are irreverent, adventurous, conservative and serious.
We believe in a bright, colorful, positive, church culture. We abide by faith, hope and love. We are building a church that the unchurched are attracted to, filled with light, life, supernatural happenings, vision, purpose, loving people, great music and life-changing teaching.
We are City of Grace!