Who We Are
God has called a wonderfully diverse group of souls to this community of care and encouragement. We welcome all people into this fellowship -- just as they are, created by God. We affirm all in our common desire to be more like Jesus. The good news is that God has room at the table for persons of all ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational, ability and economic levels, differing political leanings and regardless of past mistakes or bad decisions. We are all precious, but unfinished works of grace. Together we become the “beloved community” where we learn, heal, grow and serve together. God is painting a masterpiece here.
We are a missional community of people following Jesus, seeking to continue the work of Jesus in our local urban setting.
We are a Baptist church (we like to say, "a different kind of Baptist church"), rooted in historic Baptist principles of freedom, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
We are missional, focusing our attention on living out our callings and vocations outside of the church gatherings as we share the love and good news of Jesus with our world.
We are a church who values partnerships, seeking to partner with organizations already working for the good of the Highland area.
We are diverse, enjoying the rich blessing diversity provides as we extend the radical inclusion of Jesus to everyone we encounter.
We are ecumenical, seeking to collaborate with other churches, denominations and faith groups in our community and around the world.
We are a group of people learning to balance contemplative spiritual practices with community action, going deeper within ourselves while expanding outward to others.