For the full story of where we are as a church and where we believe we are going, watch the most recent vision talk. What follows is the short version.
We are presently a church in transition. God has been doing a work in us over the past year that has reshaped what we see as our vision and values. Specifically, God has brought our focus back on what it should be – Jesus Christ as the author and perfecter of our faith and the head of the church, which is His body. And as we have spent time pursuing a deeper relationship with Him, He has revealed to us glimpses of the great work He has planned to do through us in the future. And He has also revealed the very next step in the path to get to that future, but all the other details are covered in fog. That’s what this picture represents.
And so, what we are doing right now as a church is following Jesus and embracing the fog – obeying Him in what we know to do now, and trusting Him with the later, believing He will reveal to us each step when it is time to take it.
And what we believe is the next step to take starting in January is to go through as a church what a group of us went through over the past few months that led to this realization, the study called Experiencing God, which is all about knowing and doing the will of God. Our hope in doing this is that God will draw us closer to Himself and closer together such that we become a true body – united in our devotion to following our Head and Leader, Jesus Christ.
With all of that said, if you are still reading, please know that you are more than welcome to join us! Sunday mornings will be designed so that if you happen to show up in the middle of this study, you can jump right in. In fact, we hope new people will join us in learning how to deepen our relationships with God through this study, whether or not they decide to join us in what God has planned for us next.