We are one church in multiple locations. We exist to make disciples who love Jesus and live outward.
One church. Multiple locations.
We are a group of men and women, young and old, families and individuals, seeking after God together as one people.
We gather in multiple locations but our DNA is the same - a community of disciples discovering what it means to love Jesus and live outward.
We love Jesus.
We humbly embrace His story of abundant love and life-giving grace.
We regularly surround ourselves with His people in rhythms of confession and worship.
We joyfully submit to His rule as the designer of life and the king of our eternal kingdom.
We live outward.
We give hospitably out of the abundance we have received.
We serve each other and our community in sacrificial ways.
We speak clearly and often of the good news of Jesus.
What we believe.
What we believe shapes how we view the world. Here's an introduction to our core beliefs. For a more comprehensive overview, click below to visit our Doctrine page.
God created everything (Genesis 1:1). He designed a good and perfect world in which humanity and God could enjoy relationship and harmony (Genesis 1:31). As the Creator, God is the ultimate authority and judge (Psalm 33:8-9, Colossians 1:16-17). Men and women were made in God's image to reflect Him to His creation (Genesis 1:26-27).
Sin resulted in an eternal separation between God and mankind (Genesis 3:22-24). As a result, creation is broken and all humanity is inherently sinful (Romans 5:12) - we are all born into an inherited, depraved, rebellious state (Romans 3:23) - at war with God and destined for Hell without divine intervention (Romans 6:23).
In love, God sent Jesus to earth as fully human (John 1:14) and fully God (John 10:30). He lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21) and was crucified on the cross. In doing so, He took upon himself the sin of the world (1 John 2:2). Three days later He rose from the dead, conquering the power of death (1 Corinthians 15) and enabling all who would believe in Him as Savior and confess Him as Lord to have eternal life (Romans 10:9).
Because salvation is by grace and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9), we are free to live a life of righteousness (Galatians 5:13) by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-6). In this we participate with God in the redemption of creation by joyfully sharing the Good News of Jesus through our life and testimony (John 17:21-23), until the day when Jesus returns to restore His perfect world (Revelation 21:1-4).
Our goal is that every person who comes to Outward will not simply attend but will find meaningful ways to grow and serve in community. Every person is unique, and our Connect Team is excited to help point you in the right direction for your next step!