A Place For You And Your Family
WHEN YOU VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE IN FOR!
Expect us to be ready for you. We think our Guests are VIPs and we want to show you the VIP treatment. Our VIP team will direct you to preferred parking and be ready to give you a tour, help you find a seat and answer any questions. We also recognize that not everyone is up for the meet and greet during their first visit. No pressure, we just want you to feel comfortable and know our team is ready to serve you!
When you visit The Gathering Church for the first time, we consider you a VIP! That means you’ll get the VIP treatment from the moment you enter our parking lot and enjoy a gathering to the time you leave.
No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, there is something for you here. That goes for the entire family, too -from infants to great-grandparents. This is a safe place for those you love.
- Demonstrated by praying first
- Demonstrated by praying together
- Demonstrated by praying persistently
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 7:7; 18:20; 21:13
- Demonstrated by prioritizing experiencing Jesus over experiencing the show
- Demonstrated by a willingness to make room to pray for the sick and hurting
- Demonstrated by following His lead over our agenda every day
Scripture: Matthew 10:8; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 2:4-5; Luke 12:12
- Demonstrated by showing grace and compassion when people make mistakes
- Demonstrated by making time for “the one”
- Demonstrated by moving toward the messy, poor, broken, marginalized
- Demonstrated by seeing the church as individuals rather than a mass of people
Scripture: Luke 15:3-7; 14:23; Galatians 6:1-5; Matthew 25:40; John 13:35
- Demonstrated by identifying clear and intentional next steps for spiritual growth
- Demonstrated by a willingness to take risks to reach those close to me but far from God
- Demonstrated by removing barriers so others can experience Jesus
Scripture: John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Acts 1:8; Matthew 24:14
The Gathering Church pastors and staff are committed to
humbly serving the community with their gifts and talents.
What We Believe
Here are our official doctrinal statements. If you have any specific questions about what we believe, contact us directly.
god: the creator
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
man: god's greatest creation
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates us from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
jesus christ: god's son
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
salvation: his plan
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works - only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith and is secured for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
holy spirit: our guide
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
the bible: our owners manual
The Bible is God's word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
baptism: going public
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20