Is Awakenings Movement a ”real church”?
Yes. Awakenings Movement is a non-denominational church. We are a legal Christian organization, that has a Board of Directors and all that stuff. However being a church is not just about denominational or legal structure, nor is it about the size of the church building. It’s about people building a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ, and allowing that relationship to affect every aspect of their lives. It’s about a community of people who are willing to be honest about their flaws, hopeful about God’s future for their lives, and seek to encourage one another every step of the way.
More than 2000 years ago a spiritual movement was started with the need for the world to know God in a way they never had before. Although he was a carpenter, Jesus wasn’t trying to build a church building. His sacrificial death and miraculous resurrection started a movement. He created a movement of people who were awakened to their potential to live for God and to spark positive change in the world. We’re called Awakenings Movement because we are continuing the movement of Jesus Christ. The world has changed a lot in the past 2000 years but the mission and movement of Christ to awaken people to God’s biggest dream for their lives is timeless.
What does Awakenings Movement believe?
These are some foundational beliefs that fuels us and guides us.
The Triune God Supports Us – God has revealed God’s self as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit so we can experience God fully as our Creator, Savior, and Sustainer. (Matthew 28:19)
Christ Defines Us – A relationship with Jesus Christ brings immeasurable meaning, purpose, and wholeness to our lives. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
God’s Spirit Directs Us – The Holy Spirit provides us with eternal wisdom for all of our life’s choices and gives us power to live lives of mission, worship, and service. (John 14:26)
The Bible Inspires Us – The Bible gives us access to encounter and engage the heart and mind of God. The Bible provides us an authoritative voice to know the depth and breadth of our faith.(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Community Energizes Us – God designed community as an essential way for us to support and be supported by others. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Service Signifies Us – Our acts of service creates sacred significance for our lives and for the world. (1 Peter 4:10)
What are Awakenings Movements’ values?
We value what God values. We believe that:
God Values Truth – Although culture continually changes, God’s truth is timeless and in a world filled with lies we are all longing for something true.
God Values Creativity – God is The Creator and we are made to emulate him by being creative.
God Values Belonging – No matter where people are in their lives everyone should feel that there is a special sense of belonging in Awakenings Movement.
God Values Risks – In an ever changing world, we are willing to take risks with new approaches to effectively connecting with people.
God Values Authenticity – God designed each of us uniquely. When we embrace our uniqueness we are free to pursue our unique purpose with passion.
God Values Fun – Life is unpredictable but God wants for us to have fun along the way.
Awakenings Movement is different!
That’s not really a question, but it is a true statement. Our celebrations are designed to communicate in a 21st language while loving a timeless God with integrity and truth. For more of what to expect at our Sunday Celebrations Click Here