At the heart of the Christian faith is Jesus of Nazareth—a real person who lived, died and (we believe) rose again about 2,000 years ago. Because he was a real person, you can research his life just like you might research the life of any historical figure. Just because you weren’t alive at the same time doesn’t mean you have to rely on guesswork. If you have doubts and questions, they are welcome, and so are you! We believe that asking hard questions and having honest conversations will lead you toward truth.
We want to offer you a safe place for you to explore the Christian faith. We would love to have you join us at Alpha, a ten-week series offered in the spring and fall. We meet weekly at Isabel’s Coffee shop to provide a safe place for people of diverse backgrounds to discuss the meaning of life, faith and Jesus. Alpha is a great environment where you can ask questions, express doubts, and learn about the foundations of Christian faith. Every night looks the same: There is 15-20 minutes of time to share food and to get to know one another, a 20-30 minute video we watch together followed by open-ended discussion.
Of course, questions and doubts don't only come up in the spring and fall. If Alpha is not currently running, or Monday evenings don't work for you, you can always schedule a meeting with one of our staff members. We'd be happy to get together and do our best to address any questions you have.
At some point, you may be ready to say “yes” to Jesus. You probably still have questions—we all do! But when you have come to the place where your biggest objections have been addressed, we want to invite you to commit. This is simply a matter of saying “yes” to the free gift of new life and restoration that is found in Jesus. Just like any gift, it can be accepted or rejected. To “open” this gift, simply pray something like: “God, I give my life to you. I turn away from my past mistakes and the things I’ve done wrong. I ask for your forgiveness, and I accept your healing. Thank you for your gift of life.” The specific words are not as important as expressing the attitude of your heart and your desire for a new direction in life. The beautiful truth is, God stands ready to accept you into his family through the work of Jesus. If you have come to this point, congratulations! You have begun a life-long journey of following Jesus.
Once you have said "yes" to Jesus, we encourage you to be baptized as a celebration of your newfound faith. To find out more about baptism and what it means, schedule a meeting with one of our pastors.
The root of the word “worship” is “worth-ship.” To worship means to attribute honor to someone or something. We believe that God, revealed in Jesus, is worthy of honor and, therefore, our worship. Our Sunday morning gatherings are about worshipping the Lord together. We express this worship through songs, through a message based on Scripture, and through prayer.
Our worship gatherings happen on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dress is casual and the atmosphere is relaxed. Childcare is available for newborn through preschool-aged children in the nursery, staffed by background-checked volunteers. Click below to plan your first visit.
God adopts us into a family of faith. When someone says “yes” to God as their Father, they are simultaneously saying “yes” to everyone else who has already been adopted into God's family. Just as being a healthy family takes intentionality and work, so it is with this family. The purpose of our Connection Groups is to experience community and grow closer together. The time in our groups is focused on discussing the sermon from the previous Sunday’s worship service. This allows us to explore the content more deeply and hold each other accountable to living out God’s truths. Go here for a complete listing of our Connection Groups, and when they meet.
In Matthew 22:37, Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love God with all of one’s heart, soul, and mind. Our love for God should not be simply emotional; it should be intellectual as well. I.Q. Church is our name for ongoing educational seminars we offer to help you grow in your knowledge of God, and equip you to better apply that knowledge to your life. We also offer occasional other classes to equip you both practically and theologically. You can access past seminars, as well as find information about current offerings here on our site.
We want to help you find the intersection of your passions and gifts. There is an avenue of service that fits your wiring. We believe every follower of Jesus has been given spiritual gifts to be put to use in their local church community. In 1 Corinthians 12:12, Paul writes: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” This means that we’ll never be the Church God wants us to be until we’re all doing the work He has called us to do. The first step to exploring service opportunities is to shadow one of our various ministries. You can find a list of opportunities on our Serve page.
Do you feel a calling to ministry or missions? We want to help you discern where God may be leading, and equip you with the skills and character needed for Christian leadership. Our Creekside Leadership Cohort offers ongoing mentorship for those called to ministry. Contact us and let us know about your interest, and we'll let you know when the next meeting is happening.