At Awaken, we try to keep things simple. That’s why our vision is simply to create followers of Jesus. Now, while that sounds simple, it is anything but. Because following Jesus is a journey. And like any journey it’s messy. It’s difficult. It’s a roller coaster with all sorts of twists and turns and unexpected moments. But we believe it is a life giving journey. A journey that brings freedom. A journey that connects us deeply to who we have been created to be. We believe Jesus models what it means to be truly human and so aspire to be on that journey of following Jesus and learning to live in his footsteps.
At Awaken, we live this journey in 3 specific ways.
First, by welcoming others into God’s love. We believe that God’s love is for everyone. And so we work really hard to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcomed and loved as soon as they walk in our doors. Everyone is welcome at Awaken and we want you to feel God’s love every time you gather with our community.
The second way is by building communities of belonging. Isn’t this what we all long for? A place to belong. A place where we can be ourselves; warts and all. Don’t we all long for a
community where we can bring our pain, our joys, our hopes, our dreams and have others
who will be there to give encouragement and support. This is who we dream to be. Outside
of our Sunday morning service, there are various communities that meet throughout the
week for just this purpose. So you can get to know others and discover together how to
follow Jesus in the story that you are living.
Third, by loving our neighbors. We want to be a church that is active in coming alongside our
neighbors in need. Being intentional about this is important to us. So we have opportunities
throughout the year to get involved and be a tangible blessing for the community around us.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey!