We Believe In

God the Father as the creator, ruler, and redeemer of mankind.

Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and on the third day rose from the dead.

The Holy Spirit as our guide and comforter who empowers believers to fulfill God’s vision and purpose for their lives.

 

We Believe That

Humans willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from a restored relationship with Him.

The Bible is divinely inspired by God, error-free in its original writings, and the true source for knowing His will.

The church is a faith community consisting of Christians everywhere who’s purpose and practice is defined and described in the New Testament.

COMMUNITY   |   KINGDOM   |   CALLING.

Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ is a life-changing decision, and it’s also a life-long journey for all of us.

At Connections we invite you to join us so you know that you:
BELONG to a COMMUNITY who cares about you 
come to BELIEVE the Truth about God’s KINGDOM 
realize and embrace what you can BECOME when you follow God’s CALLING for your life

We strive to faithfully teach the message of the Gospel from God’s Word, to encourage relationships among our church family and our surrounding community, and to impact the world around us with the hope and power of the Gospel through community partnerships. 

We’re excited for a future of continuing to follow God’s lead and we look forward to you joining us on this journey of Connection.

COMMUNITY

We were designed as relational beings by a relational God. The abundant life that Jesus came to bring (John 10:10) is found in community with others who are confirming their lives to His example. 

So in Christ we, though many, form one body and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:5)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24)

KINGDOM

The Church is distinct from any other community in this world because of its foundation on God’s Truth. In Scripture we find the explanation and invitation to join God’s Kingdom and live by His values, priorities, and purposes.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.“ (John 14:6)

CALLING

As Kingdom dwellers, our lives are not to be lived just for us. Each of us has a calling and purpose that God’s wants us to embrace. And He grants us His Holy Spirit to help us become who He created us to be to fulfill our purpose.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession… (1 Peter 2:9)
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph 2:10)

 

Our Mission

“go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (
Matthew 28:19-20)

Our Vision

is to make discipleship of Jesus Christ an everyday way of life for each of us

Our Values

We value each believer pursuing their personal relationship with God 

We value gathering as an entire family to worship, learn, and serve

We value helping others come to know Christ and growing as disciples

We value God-honoring relationships as a vital component of discipleship

We value serving others in our homes, church family, and community

We value stewardship of all the things God has entrusted to us:

Discipleship Pathway

The path to a closer relationship with God the Father is through Jesus the Son as the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6-7).

Our Discipleship Pathway is designed to help disciples experience each of these three dimensions of Jesus.

The Way

The way of Jesus and His disciples was marked by service, sacrifice, and blessing for those who could give nothing back in return. Through opportunities and invitations, we learn how to live our lives

The Truth

Jesus’ instruction and lifestyle are foundational for a disciple. That’s why we create multiple environments and experiences to study His truth found in Scripture. Through study, discussion, dialogue, and examination we learn how to better understand and apply the truth of Jesus in our lives.

The Life

The Life of a disciple is a constant journey to align our actions, attitudes, priorities, and practices to Jesus’ example and instruction. Just like the first disciples experienced, this kind of change is best accomplished in relationship with others for encouragement, community, and accountability.