Reconnecting creation with its creator bringing faith and life together
“We are inspired by the words of Jesus”
who told us a robust spirituality is one where we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and to love your neighbor as yourself.
Faith is not simply something you believe but it is something you practice. COMMUNION, COMMUNITY, and COMPASSION are essential for bringing faith and life together in a meaningful way…
These practices are our attempt to embody the words of Jesus…
They are what bring us together and what keep us together…
For us communion is about CREATING SPACE in our day, week, month and year to connect with our Creator. When we CREATE SPACE like this our lives begin to take on RHYTHM and it is these sacred RHYTHM’S that transforms us.
Rhythm is about intentional starts and stops…the biblical concept of rhythm is called Sabbath.
Sabbath is not so much about ceasing from work or creating but rather it is about enjoying what we have worked for or created…even if it’s unfinished
For us rhythm is about intentionally making ourselves fully present to the moment…
Following Jesus is all about transformation, letting him make us whole. In coming to Jesus we surrender our answers and our “self-help” and trust him to change us from the inside out. In order for this to happen our role is that of positioning ourselves. We do this by creating space in our lives to connect with our Creator. For most of us our lives get so busy that “space” is hard to come by but if we are serious about following Jesus then we must make the necessary changes in order to make this a priority.
The tools we can use to create space are infinite, much like taking time to be with a spouse or friend, you will find the things that are meaningful to you
For us community is about living AUTHENTICALLY. In community you find ACCEPTANCE and belonging so there is no need to wear masks. When we feel no need to hide we are set free to love and be loved. To us this is what it looks like to live GENEROUSLY.
Why is true community so hard?
Because of sin we simultaneously crave and resist this kind of connection therefore the practice of community is a discipline that we believe transforms us.
When you are new one of the biggest obstacles to getting connected is knowing what your next steps are. Here is a road map that will help point you in the right direction. If at any point you find yourself unsure feel free to contact us at the office and one of our staff will help answer any questions you may have.
For us compassion is about showing a world that has forgotten how much they are loved what the One who loves them is like. It means taking RISKS to step outside our walls and love our world. It means MULTIPLYING our efforts by encouraging people to dream and planting new churches. It means GENEROUSLY giving of our time and money to tangibly show people that God has not forgotten them.
What We’ve Done
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. Learn More
Each Rhythm we take a Sunday morning and instead of doing service at our building we reach out to our community this Fall we: (1) fixed potholes in a nearby mobile home park, (2) made baby blankets for newborns born into low-income families, (3) did yard work for an elderly widow, (4) did housework and yard work for a World Relief staff member, (5) prepared and delivered a meal for a local women’s shelter, and (6) canvassed for World Relief’s 5K race. Learn More
A Cash Mob is where a group of people show up to support locally-owned small business. It’s like a boycott in reverse, where instead of not buying from a certain place, you spend money at places that add value to the community. Learn More
Each summer we do a block party in our neighborhood and give away school supplies. Block Party ’13 saw 350 people attend and 200 children received free backpacks and school supplies. Many children also won free raffle prizes, including, among other things, an iPod, skateboard, DJ style headphones, and various “free meal” coupons to local restaurants and attractions. Learn More
Clean-up Green-up is an event put on by the city of Davenport. The goal is to plant hundreds of trees throughout the city and to help clean up the garbage off the streets. Learn More
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