ABOUT OUR CHURCH
WHO WE ARE
Downriver Campus and Youth Pastor
Washtenaw Campus Pastor
Small Group Director
Community Outreach Director
Chief Financial Officer
Creative Arts Director
WHAT IS OUR DREAM?
WHAT IS THE BIG WIN?
We want to unite with the community. We want our people to become more and more like Jesus where we work, live, and play. Our dream is to teach people to “live such good lives among [them]… that they may see our good deeds and glorify God
(1 Pet 2:12).” The goal of UNITE COMMUNITY is to create a Jesus movement in our schools, in our workplaces, and in our communities where people far from God see HIM as
TO HELP PEOPLE DISCOVER AND LOVE WHO JESUS IS.
WHAT DO WE HAVE,
THAT MARKS WHAT WE DO.
We will passionately pursue the power and presence of God in our lives. We will pray, worship, preach, and play with passion.
We will always be honest about our journeys of faith and support and encourage one another so that we can become the people and the church that God has called us to be.
We will do what we love, and love what we do. Nothing is more fun than jumping into God’s story.
We will lavishly give, because of HIS reckless love toward us. It’s truly better to give than receive.
It honors God and inspires people.
HOW WE HELP PEOPLE TAKE THEIR NEXT STEPS TO DISCOVER AND LOVE WHO JESUS IS.
We believe that every person has a next step to take with God. In our 3G map we focus on three core areas: GROW, GROUP, AND GO.
We always have room to GROW in our relationship with Jesus. We are born with a need to GROUP in a community. We have a mission that God has called us to, which is to GO into all the world and to make disciples.
We believe there is one divine being who has existed eternally.
He exists and reveals Himself to man in three distinct, equally divine persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
While we cannot fully comprehend His divine nature, it is possible for people to know Him.
At the beginning of time, God created the entire universe and all its creatures.
We believe that God loves us and wants what is best for us.
We believe that Jesus is the eternal divine Son of God.
He chose voluntarily to be made in human likeness and was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin.
We believe he lived a sinless life, died on a cross for the sin of the world, and he rose again 3 days later.
We believe he is the Mediator between God and man.
We believe at the end of time Jesus will visibly come back to earth and complete his eternal plan.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The third person of God is the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every Christ follower.
His indwelling presence gives spiritual life to believers and distinguishes them as children of God.
The Holy Spirit guides Christ followers in understanding and applying God’s principles and values.
Through the work of the Holy Spirit, Christ followers are empowered to live Christ-like lives.
The Holy Spirit also equips Christ followers with talents and abilities for the purpose of building up God’s kingdom.
God created mankind to live in relationship with Him.
Man rebelled and chose to be wrongfully independent from God. Their decision alienated them from God.
Every human being since that time has suffered the consequences of that rebellion. We all fail to please God and are open to Satan’s deception.
Our failure to please God, unless a relationship is re-established with Him, results in condemnation under God’s judgment and would cause us to spend eternity in hell.
There is nothing we can do on our own to reestablish our relationship with God.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is inspired by God, through men carried along through the Holy Spirit. It communicates God's values, principles, and ideals in 66 books.
We believe the Bible is entirely accurate, complete, and reliable. We look to the Bible for the revelation of the character of God and the final authority on all matters of faith and conduct.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe the church represents Jesus Christ to a needy world.
We believe the church is the body of Christ with Jesus as the head.
We believe God gives each Christ follower a special function in the body to usher in the kingdom of God into this earth.
We believe God works through the church to reconcile a lost world to Himself through Jesus Christ.
For this reason it is important for Christ followers to regularly gather together for the purpose of celebration.
During celebration, Christ followers are equipped, built up, and encouraged through teaching, fellowship, prayer, and communion.