Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little more about Vertical Church! We’re people, just like you, who gather together from all different backgrounds to learn more about who God is and how to receive life through a personal and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. We certainly don't have it all together, and don't pretend to either, but we do guarantee that your experience will be all about Jesus.
OUR MISSION » IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS.
"Vertical Church exists to point those far from God to life in Jesus.
OUR VISION » THE CHURCH I SEE
The church I see is a growing church, a church overflowing with people from various backgrounds and histories, so focused on reaching and discipling people that everything else is seen as a distraction.
I see a church that doubles each year for the next 3 years, as saints and sinners alike respond to Christ’s call, a church that one building cannot contain.
The church I see is a healing church, so compassionate and welcoming that people from impossible situations are drawn into the loving, hope-filled family of God.
I see a church alive and erupting in life-changing salvation, where new lives are beginning and prodigals are welcomed back home, a church that sees 100 people come to Christ in the next 12 months.
The church I see is a serving church filled with people who are looking not for a church to attend, but to be the church for our community.
I see a church where serving others is second nature, where ordinary people understand they were created for an extraordinary purpose, and where love is seen in action.
The church I see is a passionate church whose worship touches heaven and shakes the earth with the glory of God.
I see a church that recognizes it is completely dependent on Jesus and is only limited by the limitless power of the Holy Spirit, a church not bound by the ideals of what church should be or has been.
The church I see is a generational church, a church where the hearts of the parents are turned to the children, and the hearts of the children to the parents.
I see a church that sees the significance of all ages in the kingdom of God, young and old alike, where life and excitement are felt as each person takes their next step in Jesus.
The church I see is a generous church so consumed with its mission to point those far from God to life in Jesus that its people will count whatever the cost and pay whatever the price to see salvation sweep this region.
I see a church whose message is Jesus, whose power is in the Holy Spirit and whose focus is the Great Commission.
The church I see is not the church we are, but it is the church we could become.
OUR BELIEFS » THE APOSTLE'S CREED
While there are diverse ideas, backgrounds, and cultures within our church, we focus on the core truths of the historic Christian faith to find agreement. The Apostle’s Creed is the most universally received statement of the Christian faith. It has its origins around the second century A.D. and is attributed to the apostles themselves. It is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be; rather it is a summary of the essentials of the Christian faith.
Outside of these, we follow the motto of St. Augustine, “In essentials, unity; in matters of opinions, liberty; in all things, love.”
The Apostle's Creed
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the one global church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
*The word 'global' refers to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ around the world. This has been changed from the word 'catholic' so as not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church.