Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus emptied himself and moved in our direction. We were lost and broken and he went on a mission to find and restore us. Jesus is still making headway today…. and now he invites us to join him. To fight on behalf of the mistreated, come alongside the struggling, and bring real hope to those who have none. To get to know those in our neighborhoods and workplace. To listen to people’s stories, and tell our own. To feel one another’s pain and share in each other’s joy. To engage our culture and community and work together to restore what is broken. But following Jesus isn’t easy. He leads us out of our comfort zone. Following him is inconvenient and requires sacrifice, but we believe it’s worth it. We believe that as we get to know Jesus better, we trust him more. And as we trust him more we follow him more closely and start experiencing the freedom, purpose, and peace that we were meant to have. So let’s not allow the American dream to distract us from embracing the messiness of life and being a part of what God is doing to change the world.
Let’s move forward together.
Church is who we are.
It’s not where we go or what we do. It’s a group of people we belong to.
Influence comes with trust, not titles, and leaders leverage it for the benefit of others.
We all have different gifts, yet all called to help others know and follow Jesus. It’s not just a few people’s role, it’s everyone’s.
Relationships are powerful.
But not easy and they don’t happen by accident. Change comes from authentic connection in real life, not just a transfer of information.
Worship is a lifestyle.
Not just a few songs and a sermon. Living what we learn when we leave is our truest act of worship.
Sharing is caring.
Sacrifice communicates love. Giving our time, talents and resources to meet the needs of others.
Doing makes the difference.
Thinking or talking about it doesn’t. Action is what changes us and things.
Questions are good.
And so are open and honest conversations. We have a lot to learn from each other and we don’t have it all figured out.
The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the Bible. The Bible is the complete and inspired Word of God. It is without error and we do our best and continue to ask the Holy Spirit to help us interpret it accurately. The Bible is God revealing Himself, His principles and purpose to us. The Bible also communicates how we fit into His story, His desire to relate intimately with us, and His purpose for our lives.
God exists as three eternal and equal persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Jesus (the Son) was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He became flesh to reveal God to us and to become the Savior of the world. After he died, he rose three days later, as he said he would, and showed his power over sin and death. After his resurrection, he spent more than a month with His followers sharing their integral part in His purposes before ascending to be with his Father where he intercedes and advocates for his people. He later sent the Spirit to live inside every believer of Jesus and to baptize them into his family, to guide and remind them of truth, to empower them to follow and obey Jesus, and to gift them to help accomplish his purposes until he returns to establish his Kingdom over all.
Human beings are created in the image of God to have relationship with Him, but our sin separates us from Him. We are completely incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God on our own effort. The only way to restore our relationship with God is by being sorry for our sin and believing in Jesus. When we believe that he freely died on the cross as payment for our sin and rose three days later, we are forgiven, reconciled to God and begin a growing relationship with Him for eternity.
As believers in Jesus we should live for him and others, and not for ourselves. As we focus and spend consistent time getting to know Jesus more intimately; and as we obey God and let the Spirit lead and live through us; every follower of Jesus will mature, become more like him, more obedient to his instruction, and more effective on his mission.
The Church is the living body of Christ of which Jesus is the head. It is made up of those who believe Jesus and are seeking to follow him. This family and assembly of people functions metaphorically like the human body; a group of diverse and essential parts in relationship with each other, and growing and working together to make progress and accomplish it’s purpose. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by following him, getting to know him, loving him, loving others, and introducing him to a lost world that needs him.
Do you want to understand what this church is all about? Why we exist, what we believe, why we do what we do, and why we don’t do what we don’t do? Come eat lunch, ask questions, and GET what HEADWAY is all about!
12pm – 2pm
215 Depot Ct. SE