We are a Great Commission Driven Church
Reaching and leading people to take their next step with God.
Reaching people who don’t follow Christ and helping mature the people who do.
Our approach to fulfilling our mission and vision is to employ a Next Steps Strategy – which is a discipleship philosophy. We believe that following Jesus is a lifelong journey that progresses one step at a time. The obvious first step is the invitation to follow. From there it is a progressive challenge of movement always looking to take the next step. Since the goal or destination is becoming like Christ, that journey will include the challenge of a continual next step.
At Vertical Church we only do three things as a church to remain strategically simple. We employ these three simple and strategic efforts that provide the means to reach and mature people for Christ. They are:
Our Weekend Celebrations are for everyone. They provide a time for the church to gather to worship God corporately and learn His Word. But at the same time, we go out of our way to be a church that unchurched people enjoy attending. People matter to God. That’s why Jesus came to provide a way home for every human being to be reunited in a relationship with God. We want those who are far from God to know they are welcome and invite them to explore faith and the opportunity for a relationship with God without pressure or manipulation. We teach God’s Word in a relevant, practical and creative way to provide the best opportunity for people to learn no matter where they are at in faith.
We desire to be a church of groups. We believe God lives in community and created us to live in community together. Getting connected at Vertical means participating in a Vertical Group. It is in groups that people experience a sense of belonging through developing life-giving friendships, receive care as they grow in love with one another, and become accountable to one another for spiritual growth.
We believe that life transformation happens in the context of relationships. It is in structured relationships that provide opportunities for growth.
That’s why Vertical Groups are a place to connect relationally and grow spiritually.
All of us were created by God to make a difference in the life of another person. God has a place for each of us where your unique abilities and passions can touch the lives of others. We believe that our life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill that purpose.
Growth and maturity come as we become less focused on what we can receive and more focused on what we can give. Serving others through love is how we most embody Christ and allow Him to be seen in our world.
Our Dream Team includes all service related volunteer opportunities as well are our Outreach and Missions efforts.