Our vision is to be a thriving diverse urban church sharing Christ’s love and serving the needs of our local and global communities.
Who We AreWe are a body of people from different walks of life who come together for fellowship, worship, and growth, a community committed to reconciliation with God and each other through Christ, with our social, racial, and cultural differences, and a home for many to come and be loved, get help with a variety of needs, and hear about the incredible, freeing love of God through Christ.
What We DoThroughout the week, our church is filled with a diverse group of people who are learning how to walk with God, be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and articulate what a relationship with Jesus Christ really means. Our ministries focus on spiritual growth and the practical needs of individuals and families.
This occurs through…
- Bible study,
- Teaching ethnic understanding and reconciliation,
- Classes to meet a variety of needs: parenting skills, nutrition, financial planning, and family support,
- Support and guidance to be free from addiction,
- Outreach to our local community, and
- Missions to our global community.
In the end, we envision a church of healed and healing people, a people who are restored to oneness with God, wholeness of self, and who have had broken relationships with others mended. We see a people who can model, both in service and constituency, what the Kingdom of God looks like as a radical alternative to the broken and alienated world around us. We can see, with God’s grace and power at work in us, a church that models heaven in some small way, where people “from every tribe and tongue and people and nation” praise God together.
About the BIC
For more than 200 years, the Brethren in Christ have expressed an understanding of living in relationship to Jesus shaped by the renewal movements of Anabaptism, Pietism, and Wesleyanism. This rich blend of theological transitions is what has made the Brethren in Christ who they are today. Read moreBIC U.S. BICWM Cooperative Ministries Articles of Faith & Doctrine