The Gathering helps imperfect people find and follow Christ. We are a unique expression of the church. We welcome everyone … the broken and the together … the over employed, the under employed and the unemployable … the incompetent and the over qualified … the addicted, the divorced, the abandoned and the widowed … the immoral and the moral … the filthy and the filthy rich … those who are a “model citizen” and those who are a mess. We span the spectrum of spiritual backgrounds … from the churched and de-churched to the unchurched.
Put simply, The Gathering is a Christ-centered mission at Community First! Village that avoids denominational, cultural, economic, or racial distinction.
We strive to be faith-based, not faith-biased. Our aim is to be a unique multi-cultural expression of the greater body of Christ. We believe that we should seek unity in the theological essentials (primary issues), liberty in the theological non-essentials (secondary issues) and charity (grace) in all things.
The Gathering desires to create 3 ministry environments:
1). KNOW (helping people know Christ personally) … believing everyone matters to God
2). GROW (helping people grow in Christ spiritually) … aiming for progress, not perfection
3). SERVE (helping people serve people and advance God’s kingdom passionately) … advocating the thinking that it is not about you.