ANCHORING THE

COMMUNITY 

When we first started this church community in 2015 we were like prospectors in search of precious metals. During our first year together we gathered to worship Jesus around the fire and fragrance of worship and prayer to the Lord. As we did this Gods people began to grow in hunger as we ran fearlessly in a radical pursuit of His Presence. During these amazing times together the Lord began to reveal our core values: Identity. Family. Mission. Sacrifice. We see these values flowing throughout the scriptures to bring unity and maturity to the body of Christ. 

 

Together we are discovering our identity as devout followers of Jesus under direction of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. We understand that we cannot live out our faith journey alone but with others in a relationship of togetherness in family. It is in family that Jesus calls us and sends us out into mission to disciple and baptize others in His name. It is for this purpose that Jesus sacrifices his life and for this purpose that we lay down ours, to see the gospel of Jesus transform our city.

We passionately worship Jesus with our lives and encounter His Presence through the Word and Spirit for the sake of personal, regional and national revival.

VISION

We are a Bible based Jesus focused community committed to awakening people to the reality of loving God and one another.

OBJECTIVE

We believe Santa Cruz is positioned strategically in the Bay Area with many opportunities to successfully bring the gospel into five spheres of influence by being the heart, head, hands, and feet of Jesus to a culture that desperately needs hope! The only hope that can help them is Jesus!

MISSION

We will help restore the Santa Cruz area by coming alongside individual lives, families, communities, and cities by inspiring, equipping, and empowering them to pray for their neighbor, have compassion for their neighbor, share the gospel of Jesus, read the Bible, and build healthy community.

STRATEGY

We are an equipping and sending ministry. Our main strategy to help restore Santa Cruz through the power of Christ is to develop and equip a Ministry Servant/Go Team comprised of helpers, leaders, and leaders of leaders and send them into their calling.

Values

In 2022 we will be establishing and igniting these 12 values in our ministry and discovering ways to live them out together.

• Unity in Christ – Psalm 133
• Excellence in my Offering – Matt 5:15
• Humility – James 4:6
• World Class Service – Ezekiel 44
• Transformative Faith – Hebrews 11:6
• Relational Equity – Jeremiah 22
• Compassion Mindset – Luke 10:27
• Submission Releases Authority – Luke 7:1-8
• Character Matters – Phil 2:15
• Generosity & the Kingdom – 2 Corinthians 9:6

• Kingdom Centered Life – 1 Corinthians 1
• Truth and Spirit Centered – John 8

FIVE SPHERES OF FOCUS:

Local Families (all life-stages)
Business & Leadership Community
Music & Arts Community
Poor and Outcast Community
Outdoor Adventure / Recreation Community