10:30 A.M. - Worship Gathering
(Come early and enjoy coffee and fellowship at 10 a.m.)
10:30 A.M. - StoryTime
(Children ages 3-8)
Narratives Church was born out of a deeply held sense that God wanted more from his bride, the church. None of us were looking to plant another place of worship, but each of us was growing weary of the Western tendency to “play” church. As we pressed in to God, it became increasingly clear that His desire for us was not on building up a building, but building up people. Church experts call it missional living and it means that each of us, not just the pastoral staff, has a divine calling to share our lives—and stories—with the world. In other words, being the church where we are: the grocery store, post office, at work, the hospital, traffic school. It’s messy, but divine work.
We are Baptists and Pentecostals, former Catholics and Methodists, newcomers and the well-seasoned. Millennials, boomers and beyond. We may not share the same denominational history that is steeped in the traditions of man, but we all embrace a high-view of Scripture, anchored in God’s clear mandate to:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 30-21 (NIV)
In words commonly attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, it means “preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” Care to get messy with us?
The heart of any relationship is steeped in story, good or bad. The deeper our understanding of each other’s story, the deeper our relationship grows. Those of us at Narratives have also plugged into God’s story and the redemptive power it brings. Each of us has stories of shortcomings, trials, tribulations and sorrows, but we all share one thing in common: each of our stories has been precisely edited by a God who LOVES us so much that He has transformed us by the story of the Cross. Armed with that hope, we now diligently seek to help others discover how their very own stories can do the same. How will yours end?