JESUS. COMMUNITY. MISSION.


JESUS

For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
— Colossians 1:19-20

At Generations, we want our lives to be rightly adjusted and constantly rearranged around Jesus as the center. To that end...

  • We seek to encounter Jesus through the entirety of the Bible
  • We nurture dependency upon and intimacy with Jesus through prayer
  • We respond to the gospel continually through repentance and faith
  • We pursue freedom in Christ to live in joyful submission to his Lordship
  • We explore ways we can give more sacrificially of ourselves for the sake of Jesus

COMMUNITY.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
— 1 John 1:7

At Generations, we're seeking to cultivate life-giving, grace filled community, that is characterized by:

  • Gentle, fun, non-accusatory, encouraging friendships
  • Safety to confess sin and struggle and be met with respect, sympathy, and understanding
  • Patience with each other as we make progress in a daily apprenticeship with Jesus
  • Honoring the gifts of each person and leveraging them to build up Christ's church
  • Diverse sets of relationships that transcend culture and life stage
  • The shared pursuit of holiness and humility   

MISSION.

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
— 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

We are seeking to make disciples and multiply church through the ministry of reconciliation, with the message of reconciliation. We display and declare the gospel through:

  • Affirming the usefulness and empowering of every Christian as divinely authorized for mission
  • Intentional rootedness and strategic engagement in our community
  • Embodying the doctrines of grace toward one another 
  • Kindness and Gentleness toward critics and not-yet-believers
  • Giving and sending sacrificially to multiply ministry and plant churches