who we are

In early 2019, a group of Christ-followers gathered together hoping for something different, for something more from their church experience. This yearning led us to study the earliest followers of Jesus—how they gathered and how they became known as "The Way", from the book of Acts in the New Testament of the Bible.  As a result of a deepening conviction to be more authentic and to be authentically sharing God's love, The Gathering was formed. We aren't a highly structured group, intentionally.  We don't even meet every Sunday because sometimes we are "Closed for Service"-out in the community serving instead of huddled together talking about it.  We are a body of people that represents various beliefs across the spectrum of Christian faith and as such, our Statement of Faith is communicated in our purpose, priorities and values.   We want to listen to, learn from and serve one another.  We want to encourage Christ-followers to be thinking Christians and to not just take what is thrown at them and embrace it as truth. If when you think of church you imagine stained glass, steeples and monks, The Gathering may disappoint you.  But if you are hoping to join with others around a table to talk about a guy named Jesus, then The Gathering may be the place for you,

Our purpose

The purpose of our church is to be a community of Christ-followers that, through grace, is committed to love God and love all people. (Matthew 22:36-39)

our priorities

We are devoted to God’s word & prayer, to communion & community, and to one another. (Acts 2:42,45)

our values

We strive to be known for...

...grace and embrace (Hebrews 12:15, Ephesians 4:32)

...generosity & service (2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Galatians 5:13)

...transparency & unity (Ephesians 4:25, 1 Corinthians 1:10)

...theological humility & spiritual growth (Proverbs 11:2, 2 Peter 3:18)

...equality & shared leadership (Galatians 3:28, 1 Corinthians 12:12-30)

...making much of God. (1 Chronicles 16:23-24)