VISION and Mission

VISION:

We envision a city filled with people who are healthy and whole.


We believe a relationship with God and a balanced spiritual life are the keys to true health and wholeness.


MISSION:

To walk with people in a deepening relationship with Jesus by helping them learn to:

  • PRACTICE simple, sustainable, reproducible faith habits
  • PARTNER with other people in life-giving relationships
  • PARTICIPATE in God's redemptive work in our city and beyond through simple acts of service
  • PAUSE and rest in God's restoring presence

Grace Over Guilt

Is there really such a thing as starting over?


Everyone has a past. We’ve made mistakes. Other people have hurt us or let us down. Things haven’t always come together the way we hoped or dreamed. Sometimes our past can consume our present.

 

In John 10:10  Jesus says, "A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”


Guilt, pain, loss and shame can keep us from experiencing the kind of life Jesus is talking about. Sometimes it might feel like life would be better if there was a big reset button we could press to go back to the beginning and start all over again. There isn’t. But God offers us something far better. Grace.


Grace is, “God’s unmerited favor.” That means God — the one who spoke creation into being — looks at you and says, “YOU are my favorite! Everything I am and everything I have is yours. I love you no matter what!” God says that to you and me and every one of his children. There is no reset button.


We can’t change the past, but God’s grace opens us to a future that isn’t defined by it.


1 John 3 says,

For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.

21-24 And friends, once that’s taken care of and we’re no longer accusing or condemning ourselves, we’re bold and free before God! We’re able to stretch our hands out and receive what we asked for because we’re doing what he said, doing what pleases him. (MSG)


AT COME2GO WE SUM ALL THIS UP IN ONE SIMPLE PHRASE: GRACE OVER GUILT


This is the message at the heart of our church community. Free from the burdens of our past, we can embrace the present. We can join with God and build a future that looks more like what God had in mind for us in the first place.


I hope you will join us soon at one of our Sunday worship gatherings or that you will come and serve in the community with one of our GoTeams. We’d love to help you get connected. For now, I hope you will consider this truth, " You can’t change the past, but God’s grace opens you to a future that isn’t defined by it.” Grace over guilt. See you soon!