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A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS

ABOUT US

Thank you for your interest in learning more about us. Here, you can learn more about our beliefs, mission, purpose, as well as our staff.

 

To learn more about the staff here at The Gathering, please click here.

Our Mission

Our mission statement is simple: Love God, love others, and grow together through Christ.

Who We Are

The Gathering is an independent, non-denominational church. We started with a small group of people who came together out of a shared desire to create a church where people would be drawn into a relationship with Christ by seeing grace, love, openness, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, and purpose in the people who are blessed to represent Him:  His Church, His Body—Christians.

 

We call ourselves “a church without walls” for a couple of reasons. First, we do not own our own building yet. This has required us to rely on God and His people for a meeting place—which He graciously continues to provide. Two local churches opened their doors to us; we’ve met in a downtown hotel; and are, for now, housed at Lakeview Middle School, with services on Sundays at 10am.

 

Second, we believe that “the church” is not just the Sunday morning worship service. That’s only part of it. WE are the church. We believe we are to represent Christ to everyone we meet. We believe that “Christ in us” IS the hope of glory for the world (Col. 1:27). Serving in our community is one way we can show the love of Christ to people who are lost without Him.

 

If you are looking for a church where people love God, love others, and desire to grow together through authentic relationships—we hope you’ll join us.  

Our Purpose

The Gathering is an independent church that desires to help people discover God and grow in their relationship with him. We strive to show Christ to the people of our community and beyond through loving them, serving them, and walking together.  

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only inerrant, divinely authoritative Word of God.

 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

 

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

 

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

 

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers that have a saving faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

To learn more about The Gathering's organizational structure and governance click here.