ABOUT CONNECT CITY

OUR PURPOSE

The church is not meant to call men and women out of the world into a safe religious enclave but to call them out in order to send them back as agents of God's kingship.

Lesslie Newbigin

We believe God is a missionary God. In the Old Testament God is the “Sent One” reaching out to Israel in their despair and sin. In the New Testament God sends His Son as His “Sent One” to rescue mankind from sin and misery. After the resurrection we see the risen Christ send the Spirit as the “Sent One” to empower his followers who in turn are sent out as “sent ones” to reach the world with the good news of Jesus. It is clear from the testimony of Scripture that we serve a sending God in whom theologians call, “the Missio Dei”, the missionary God.

In light of the “Missio Dei” mandate of God, Connect City exists to extend the kingdom of God by developing a mission movement of Jesus followers who will join together into being unique expressions of church throughout the city to grow in Christ and participate in action that exhibits the character and priorities of Jesus.

We are serious about sending out communities of Christians to create unique expressions of church throughout our city. These micro – churches are small communities of believers who worship, grow and care for one another while also prioritizing mission wherever they are sent. We achieve this goal by prioritizing the following: 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We adhere to the Apostles Creed in all we do:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.