Who we are
Imagine a place where, you can find hope, purpose and community. A place to explore faith and discover the person God has called you to be. That place is a people. WELCOME TO THE PUBLIC CHURCH.
Our mission, is to take our personal relationship with Jesus public by loving and serving our neighbours.
What if the church could be stripped back, and released to flourish in the places that it’s people are called to live, work, and exist?
What if church wasn’t defined by a service, a leader, or even a building… but by a group of believers unified around the call of Jesus on our lives - to make disciples.
We are simply that: a small church gathered around a common mission or calling, community forged in relationships of living life on mission together.
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. GOD IS NOT A SECRET TO BE KEPT. WE’RE GOING PUBLIC WITH THIS, AS PUBLIC AS A CITY ON A HILL. - Matthew 5vs16
THE PUBLIC CHURCH reminds us that:
Church is people.
It is not about buildings or programs or even good causes. It is about the fact that God loves people and desires to have a life-giving relationship with us. We are inviting people to be a part of a community of followers of Jesus.
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28vs18-20
Church is for everyone.
Open to the public means that anyone and everyone is invited. Jesus was not just available to the select few. He made time for people from all walks of life.
Church is everywhere we are.
It is not only what is experienced within the walls of a building on Sunday mornings, for the select few professionals to lead ministry. It is a movement of people who join God in what he is already doing in their community.
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted. - 1 Peter 2vs9,10 THE MESSAGE
We believe that being authentic with ourselves and each other is crucial to loving one another.
We persevere and are driven by our love and commitment to God's purposes for our lives.
No one group defines us. We are truly are a "come as you are" church.
We seek a connection to God, hunger for His presence, and care for His leading.
We are free to dream and encourage each other to pursue dreams.
TELLING EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD.
So everywhere we go we talk about Christ to all who will listen, warning them and teaching them as well as we know how. We want to be able to present each one to God, perfect because of what Christ has done for each of them.
Where we're headed
What's the bottom line? More than ever, The Public Church is committed to connecting people to Jesus and each other. We truly believe that God is relentless in His pursuit of those who are lost. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at The Public Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of The Public Church family.
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