ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

We are captivated by the King, so our mission is to make disciples who discover the joy of belonging to Jesus with resurrection life.


VISION

When we live out our mission, we pray that the Lord will guide us to the following place:


Evangelism and Outreach

  • We envision people’s lives transformed because they have experienced true joy. We see religious skeptics transform into Christian leaders. We see our members regularly sharing the joy they have in Jesus.
  • We envision a community that serves like the King who came to serve and not to be served. We support and volunteer with groups who reach the ‘Quartet of the Vulnerable’ described to us in Zechariah 7:9-10a: "This is what the Lord Almighty said:
    Administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner, or the poor."
  • We envision men’s and women’s ministries inviting friends and family to participate in outreach initiatives which impact our community.


Fellowship and Worship

  • We envision joyful worship services with compelling content that gives God all the attention. We envision leaving worship Sundays satisfied with a conversation with God and by the community of God’s family.
  • We envision the gifts of musicians and technicians come to life by displaying their talent.
  • We envision creativity in our worship services to use the vast amount of talent of our members.
  • We envision visitors stepping into our doors, feeling welcomed immediately, and being invited to a Life Group.
  • We envision relationships where we bear one another’s burdens and bring to the Lord honest prayers in worship.


Discipleship and Leadership Development

  • We envision equipped teachers to teach our young members to draw their friends, family, and neighbors to Jesus.
  • We envision children and youth programs that are biblically focused yet programmatically simple. We do not want to sell consumer Christianity to our children, but we do desire for our children to wake their parents up on Sundays to make sure they make it on time! This takes creativity, training, biblical instruction, and spiritual inspiration within a safe and vibrant environment.
  • We envision daring and deep discipleship within the hospitable context of our homes. Our homes are the engine for growth and small groups remain among the most effective entry points for new believers as well as mature disciples to grow.
  • We envision that we become an enduring and positive presence in the community with a center we could use for ministry. That will give us the ability to live out our calling to proclaim the Gospel, serve our community through recreation, partnership with other Christian partners through shared office space, and to lead programming with other churches. A facility will allow us to fulfill our vision starting with southern Wake County and rippling throughout the World.



VALUES

 

  • All people are made in God’s image and should be the first thing we see in people.

    “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)

  • God's truth must be spoken in love and gentleness. 

    “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

  • Christians are ambassadors of Jesus the King, called to represent him in all spheres of life. 

    “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.” (I Corinthians 5:20)

  • Christian leaders are called to equip potential leaders.

    “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11)

  • The faithless and fainthearted need Jesus and it takes training and innovation to effectively captivate them with the Gospel. 

    “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:18-19a)

  • Our children equally belong to our church so we want them active in ministry. 

    “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:15)

  • Small groups have the unique ability to create opportunities for discipleship, entry points for inquirers of the faith, and opportunities to invest in future leaders. 

    “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

  • The spoken Word—the Gospel—must remain central to our worship and in our mission as the source for joy and assurance for salvation. 

    “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." (I Corinthians 1:2)

  • Jesus’ death and resurrection is the motivation behind serving the Quartet of the Vulnerable: widow, orphan, immigrant, and the poor: 

    “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:8-10)

  • The Kingdom of Jesus supersedes the needs of our congregation:

     “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” (Philippians 2:5-7)


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OUR HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

  1. We started meeting at homes from 2014-2015. Our group slowly but surely outgrew the living room.
  2. Near the end of 2015 we started worshipping at Penny Road Elementary, which was our home for a few years.
  3. The pandemic forced us out of Penny Road Elementary and after several months of worshipping in small groups, we decided to worship on Sunday afternoons at Grace Church of Cary.
  4. In October 2021, we found a new home for Sunday morning worship at Apex Middle School. 
  5. Our future goal is to purchase our restore or build our own building. That's our next prayer!