The gift of life on mission in community...

Since God is our Father, we GATHER as His children, like any family would do and we care for each other as a family.

We are God’s chosen people – His family – set apart to live in such a way that the world would know what he is like. Through faith in Jesus we believe we are Children of God and brothers and sisters with each other. As God’s family we see it as our obligation to personally care for the needs of one another – both physically and spiritually. We disciple, nurture and hold each other accountable to Gospel life together. (Genesis 12:1-3John 1:12-13;Romans 12:10-16)

The New Testament word for "church" is ekklesia which means "a GATHERING of people for the benefit of the community."  It is not a religious word.  As the family of God, we GATHER for several purposes.
  1. To CELEBRATE the work of God in and through the lives of His people. 
  2.  To EQUIP God's family  
Paul wrote to the Ephesian GATHERING  in Ephesians 4:11-13 "11 ... Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

We GATHER in several ways at the Beacon...
  1. Sunday mornng Celebration service at 10am- all our communities GATHER as one.
  2. GO Communities GATHER regularly in local neighborhoods in our city.
  3. the Body of Christ in our city GATHERS in over 45 locations.  We regularly join with them in prayer, worship, and celebration.