A LETTER FROM MATT

The church is not here to save you, Jesus is.
The church is where we experience joy together.


Regardless of your past, present, current beliefs, sexual orientation, race, or socio-economic position, CHURCH. is a safe place for you. Whether you call yourself a Christian, a skeptic, or have been put off by religious hypocrisy - this church is for you.

I don’t have the answers to all your biblical or spiritual questions. I hope you are ok with a leader who is far from perfect and who feels, as the apostle Paul says to be, “The worst among all sinners.” I have found answers in Jesus. I want to show you what I have found. After all, “Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.”

We are opening a new church in Fort Wayne - not to call you out of bad behavior, but to call you into a journey. God doesn’t want you to be religious, He wants you to have joy. We will worship. We will learn from teaching. We will provide an incredible experience for your children to learn about the Bible. Jesus is who we will focus on.

All we have is Jesus.

CHURCH. will communicate the unchanging message of Jesus to an ever-changing world!

– MATT
 

OVERVIEW

 

WHAT

  • A new church to reach the under-churched / over-churched.

    Under-churched: they need to hear the about grace and saving power of the Gospel.

    Over-churched: they need to be reminded of the beauty of the Gospel, and reminded that the gospel is not about rules, but about love: for each other and for God.
  • A new church communicating the unchanging message of Jesus to an ever-changing world.
  • A new church inviting people into the story of freedom and hope that comes through life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

WHERE

  • South West Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • An area where long-term residents have invested into their community
  • A geographic area statistically socio-economically diverse
  • An area statistically attracting young or otherwise new families

WHEN

  • Public services will begin on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6pm

VALUES

  • Total Dependence: Apart from God we can do nothing
  • High Expectation: God’s provision deserves our greatest commitment
  • Mutual Respect: We treat one another with love and care
  • Eternal Impact: We desire to see an eternal difference in people’s lives
  • Generational Relevance: We communicate the unchanging message of Jesus to an ever-changing world

MISSION MEASURE

  • Connecting with God’s family
  • Learning to raise our children to love themselves, others, and Jesus
  • Helping others know God and understand the Gospel
  • Applying spiritual gifts
  • Nurturing lasting relationships
  • Growing daily in Christ
  • Giving back