We are a flawed family of imperfect people, loved by God and learning how to live in God’s world as the on-going presence of Jesus through the Spirit’s leading and empowering.
Our Mission: God is calling Threads Church to grow as a family of love God, love others Christ followers.
God is calling Threads Church – Threads Church exists because of God’s choice and God’s ongoing action (John 15:5, 15-16). Jesus says that he will build his church (Matt. 16:18) and he is the foundation of the church (I Cor. 3:11). The Spirit unites us together and makes us the ongoing presence of Christ in the world. The church is the community of all those who follow Jesus in the world and Threads Church is one local expression of this global family.
to grow – God is the one who makes us grow (I Cor. 3:7), both in maturity as we follow Jesus and in numbers as God adds to His family (Acts 2:47) and multiplies disciples (II Tim. 2:2), leaders, missional communities and new local expressions of the church.
as a family – God adopts us into His family (Rom. 8:14-15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6-7; I John 3:1), reconciling us to God and to one another as brothers and sisters across all potential dividing lines (I Cor. 5:18-19; Gal. 3:28; Col. 1:19-20; 3:11).
of love God, love others – Jesus summarizes all that God expects and requires of us in the twin command to love God and love others (Matt. 22:36-40; John 15:12; Gal. 5:14; I John 4:10-12, 16, 21). We are sent as Jesus was sent (John 20:21) – to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10) and to protect the vulnerable and those in need of justice (Luke 4:16:21; Micah 6:8; James 1:27).
Christ followers – Jesus fully reveals who God is (Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3), and Jesus defines and demonstrates what it means to love God and love others (Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 3:3-4, 9b-10). The Holy Spirit guides and empowers us to live like Jesus (John 14:16; I Cor. 12:4-7; Gal. 5:22-25). Jesus calls us to make disciples of all people (Matt. 28: 18-20), inviting them to find their place in the family and to follow Jesus along with us (Eph. 4:11-16).