"Connecting all generations to God's grace through generosity, humility and fun"
That is how we say it succinctly.
How this plays out:We follow the way of Jesus: FAITH in God, HOPE through God and the LOVE of God.We find ways to express the grace of God: through teaching, through actions and through invitation.We are a grace oriented place. It was Eugene Peterson (authored the paraphrase of the Bible: "The Message") who said: “The attempt to impose perfection on either oneself or another, whether parent on child, pastor on congregation, CEO on a company, teacher on student, husband on wife, wife on husband, is decidedly not the way of Jesus."We strive to give away our time, resources and talents so that Jesus' love and truth can be made known throughout South Lane County!We work on being biblically humble. We think that humility is seeing ourselves correctly. So, we don't puff ourselves up, but seek to be the best versions of ourselves through the grace and love of Jesus Christ. As CS Lewis said: "Humilty is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less."We prioritize having fun (check out these pictures of fun)! Whether in Kid's or Youth ministry, Sunday Morning teachings or our service oriented events, we are a church that beleives in the joyful hope of God for every season of life: Psalm 126 says: "It seemed like a dream, too good to be true, when GOD returned Zion’s exiles. We laughed, we sang, we couldn’t believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations—'GOD was wonderful to them! GOD was wonderful to us; we are one happy people!'"