Your story matters. Threads is made up of a captivating tapestry of life stories, each one containing its own unique and deep significance. We believe the tapestry of these redemptive stories has the power to creatively bless the Kalamazoo area and beyond in a variety of meaningful ways.
In doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly together in community we believe that what’s been broken in our lives, our communities…our world, has a chance at redemption.
While we are unashamedly a community of Jesus followers, we believe that following Him isn’t about going to church. Actually, in most of our experiences simply “doing church” has often been a major distraction for people who want to relate to God and live out the Kingdom life. When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom, we believe it was an invitation to not only dream of a better world to come, but an invitation to start leaning into and living out of that new world in the here and now. And in a culture filled with individualism, consumerism, and materialism, we recognize this is no small task.
So we are committed to going against the flow…asking ourselves, what if? What would happen if a community of people committed themselves to regularly listening to God? What if we gave away our time and money to the broken and poor of our city rather than going with the consumeristic flow of spending it on ourselves? What if investing time in building inclusive community took priority over our own self-centered ambitions?
If you are ready to step into this way of life, and the tensions that it brings, then there is a place for you.
Kick the tires. What is that, you ask? You need to get to know us and we want to get to know you. Our weekly Worship Gathering is a time and place where you can observe us and begin to understand our commitment to spiritual transformation.
While you “kick the tires” you should acquaint yourself with our story. Before you begin to trek with a community of people, it is important to know where they have come from…and where they are headed. If our story excites you or prompts more questions, that’s cool. You are ready for your next step – Starting Point.