EXPERIENCE - Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! - Psalm 34:8
We are intentional about providing an environment where people can experience God. We do this by:
Nonassumptive Practices: We want people who have never been inside of a church to feel comfortable at The Grove. This means that we are extremely careful about the language that we use. You might have been at a church and heard a phrase like, “you know the story of Moses.” Here at The Grove, we do not assume that people are coming with a master’s degree in the Bible. Rather than assuming that people have a knowledge of God and/or the Bible we take the time to explain.
Removing Barriers - We want to remove any barriers for people to experience Christ. We are careful about the song lyrics we sing.
God Space - We give time inside of the service for people to talk to God.
Prayer - Every Sunday morning our Serve Team prayers for the service and as a church we take time to pray together.
Fun - Life can be hectic and stressful. Our goal is to create an environment that people DO NOT want to miss. We do this by giving people a chance to laugh and making church fun.
DEVELOP - … growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. - Ephesians 4:15
In Christ we are a new creation. We believe that as we submit ourselves to Christ and His church, He changes us from the inside out. We believe God is in the process of making His people more Christlike. We provide opportunities for this development to happen. Development happens through:
classes, mentoring, leadership training, life groups, bible studies, retreats, etc.
GO - “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” - Matthew 28:18
As followers of Jesus, we are called to live SENT lives.
Be on mission - It is everyone’s job to go and make disciples. It is everyone’s job to share the love of Christ. We want the people of The Grove to live sent lives, believing that we are all part of the mission to take the good news to the people around us.
Develop Relationships - Be intentional about getting to know the people in your sphere of influence. Don’t know your neighbors or your coworkers? Start by getting to know their name. Don’t know anything about the people in your sphere of influence? Start by getting to know the things that are important to them.
*We love to talk about our vision! If you want to learn more about our vision in depth, come to "The Tour" next time it is offered!