Nexus Vision Statement:
"To follow Jesus' teaching by accepting and loving all of God's creation, including myself."
Nexus Mission Statement:
"To show and grow Christian love for individuals and famalies of any kind."
Got Questions? So do we.
Nexus Church is a place where questions are valued - where the journey is as important as the destination. No one has all the answers and we truly encourage your spiritual search. Our foundation is as a Christian church - where belief in Jesus' life, death and resurrection as the means of salvation are central. How we each obtain faith or practice what we believe is not so cut and dried. But as a community we seek to work through issues and questions drawing direction from the Holy Spirit and being faithful to one another as we live the gospel message.
Nexus Church seeks to be an evolving community of believers where mission and ministry occur because of people's passion and leading from the Holy Spirit. The key word here is “evolving”. As a progressive community, we do not believe we have all of the answers. We firmly believe in the United Church of Christ line “God is still speaking…” As long as God is still speaking, we are still listening.
Faith Into Action
Service to the community is very important to Nexus. We seek to follow Jesus' commandment to serve those in our communities who are considered "the least of these" (Matthew 25) and to invite others into a life of faith through acts of kindness, mercy and justice making. Nexus Church is a gathering of people who share a common faith and life of mission. These traits bind us together in fellowship and accountability to the community as we seek to be "salt and light" (Matthew 5:13-14).
Nexus Church seeks to create a worship environment where something "happens" - where we leave worship prepared to share the gospel, having had an experience of the Divine. Music, drama, audio-visual presentation, teaching and discussion are all means of encountering God in worship. We are open to new ways of communicating the gospel message and willing to confront new challenges as we grapple with the all too real disconnect between faith and our culture.
Nexus Church is intentionally inter-generational, welcoming participants of all ages into the life of our community. Confirmed youth (age 14+), young adults, as well as older adults, are considered full partners in ministry through the process of covenant membership. We value the mentoring and insights of our older members while we gain so much from the energy and faith of our youngest.