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VISION

relational, participatory worship

coming home to God & each other

scripture as transforming worldview

whose story are we living?

reverence for 'secular' art, music, writing

finding the holy in daily life

simple, practical plan for following Jesus in daily life

making disciples, starting with our own selves

beloved community

creating justice and equity (race, gender, age, ability, gender identity, economy, ecology)

a relevant, powerful neighborhood presence

yeast, leavening the dough

PRIORITIES

deeply biblical, evangelical community
“Awe came upon everyone… All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved” (Acts 2).

training disciples for daily ministry
“Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.” (Luke 9).

sharing love, creating justice in our neighborhoods
“You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in” (Isaiah 58).

Job learned what we all learn sooner or later. Virtue does not suffice. Integrity does not give life. Being right is no substitute for being amazed.
— Walter Brueggemann, "A Bilingual Life," in The Threat of Life
 

INSPIRATION

catacomb churches | anacortes, wa

church of the apostles | seattle

house for all sinners and saints | denver

iona community | scotland

slate project | baltimore

the table | davenport, ia

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
...I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
— Paul, Philippians 4