Discover the CONNECTION KIDS MINISTRY, from infants through sixth grade.
Our mission is to reach out to 7th-12th grade students providing a place of fellowship and growth where we can connect with God, with each other, and the community.
This group meets every other week for a meal, study, fellowship and fun!
WHOLE FAMILY EMPHASIS Prov 2:1-10; 22:6; 2 Tim 2:2; Titus 2:1-8: We are committed to raising up the next generation, passing the baton with excellence. We want to reach all ages. Age specific churches depart from the NT model and lose the Biblical mentoring emphasis of the older mentoring the younger.
VIBRANT WORSHIP Jn 4:21-24; Ps 95 : We want to worship God in Spirit and truth. Our worship is focused on God and includes celebration, intimacy and awe because our God is so fantastic and worthy.
UNITY IN TRUTH 1 Cor 1:10; 2 Tim 4:1-4; Eph 4:1-16; Gal 1:8-9; 2 Cor 11:1-4; 1 Jn 4:1-13; 1 Cor 6:9-11 : We see unity in the Body of Christ as imperative, with agreement concerning the essentials of the faith (You have to have the right God, the correct gospel and Biblical morality) and diversity with the non-essentials.
TWO WINGED APPROACH TO CHURCH (Relational Discipleship): Acts 2:46; 5:42; 20:20; Heb 10:23-25: We believe the Biblical model of relational discipleship through the two wings of the church, Sunday morning service and the Life Groups in homes during the week, is God’s plan for making radical, mature disciples of Jesus.
SHARING OUR FAITH Mt 28:18-20; 2 Cor 5:17-21; 1 Cor 9:19-23 : J.I. Packer said, “All Word and no Spirit and we dry up; all Spirit and no Word and we blow up; Word and Spirit and we grow up.” We want to avoid the excesses that occur when God’s people emphasize the Word or the Spirit to the neglect of the other. This also includes a balance of heart and head. We want to love God with all of our mind and with all of our heart.
EXPOSITORY PREACHING Nehemiah 8:8: We preach verse by verse through books of the Bible so people can see what God thinks rather than the flawed self-help ideas of humans.
EVANGELICAL 2 Tim 3:16-17; Jn 3:3; Eph 2:8-9: We believe the Bible is God’s Word without error, and that people can enjoy a personal relationship with God through the born again experience that comes through faith in Christ.
BEING REAL: Acts 4:32-5:11; 1 Jn 1:1-4: Our vision is to be Real People who encounter the Real God in Real Relationship that brings about Real Change. Honesty and authenticity rather than hypocrisy is our goal. Fellowship with God and each other is at the heart of real discipleship.
BALANCE OF WORD AND SPIRIT/HEART AND HEAD Eph 5:18-20; Heb 4:12; Ps 40:11; Eph 3:14-19; 4:15. : J.I. Packer said, “All Word and no Spirit and we dry up; all Spirit and no Word and we blow up; Word and Spirit and we grow up.” We want to avoid the excesses that occur when God’s people emphasize the Word or the Spirit to the neglect of the other. This also includes a balance of heart and head. We want to love God with all of our mind and with all of our heart.
ANTI-LEGALISM/RITUALISM Deut 4:2; Mk 7:1-23; 2 Cor 3:17; Acts 2:42; Heb 13:9; 1 Tim 4:3; Col 2:23 : We promote the real freedom the Gospel brings and are absolutely opposed to man-made religious rules or rituals that promise victory but only bring bondage. Acts gives a simple but deep format for the church that is high on experience and change but low on ritual and tradition.