Helping People Find and Follow Jesus.
This is our mission.
This is why we exist.
This is what we are trying to do.
Throughout the Bible, we see God's constant pursuit of people. This relationship happens through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
As a church we don't have everything figured out, but following Jesus and helping others along the way is where we'll start.
We begin to live this mission out with the following five values.
Around a table, in a living room, over coffee. These are the environments in which things change in. Our goal isn't to just get people to show up on Sundays, but for people to be able to take a step towards a relationship with God and others.
Following Jesus is not static or something to be achieved. It is something to be started and continued. We believe that everyone that encounters Jesus is changed. So if we are following Jesus, our lives become different.
Finding Jesus means that we are reconnected with God, forgiven and saved. Such incredible generosity shown to us by Jesus should compel us to respond with generosity. Serving others, whether in the context of Movement Church or elsewhere, is a natural outflow of following Jesus.
Finding and following Jesus is the best thing that can ever happen to someone. This incredible experience changes lives now and forever! Therefore your own experience, your story, cannot be contained. It should be shared with others in order to help others find and follow Jesus!
Being generous with your resources isn't a requirement, it is an opportunity to acknowledge that your resources aren't yours in the first place.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is one God in three persons.(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect example and sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death and as preview to the restoration of all things. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:15; 14:1030; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:34; Romans 1:34; Acts 1:911; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:2021; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
All people are made in the spiritual image of God to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although people have tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:36; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:12)
Salvation is by grace, through faith. It is a gift from God to all people. We can never make up for our sins by self improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ and his sacrifice as God’s offer of forgiveness. We celebrate our faith publicly through baptism.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:89; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
Eternity is how long we were created to exist with God. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be separated from God is hell. To be in union with him is heaven.
(John 3:16; 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
The church is the body of Christ on earth. It exists to communicate the good news of new life in Jesus Christ to the world, to teach his followers to obey his teachings, and to equip his followers for ministry. The church is made up of those who have placed their faith in Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:27; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:10; Ephesians 4:11-14; Acts 2:38)