WHY "RENOVATION"?

HAVE YOU EVER RENOVATED SOMETHING? YOU CANNOT JUST THROW A LITTLE PUTTY AND PAINT ON AND CALL IT GOOD. THAT IS JUST TOUCHING UP. RENOVATION IS AN OVERHAUL, A COMPLETE RENEWAL FROM WHAT IS WAS ONCE, TO WHAT IT WILL BECOME. IT DOES NOT RESTORE, BUT CREATES ANEW.

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY PERSON IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. NO ONE IS PERFECT. THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO IS PERFECT AND THAT IS JESUS. THROUGH HIS ACTIONS ON THE CROSS ON OUR BEHALF, HE RESCUED US FROM OUR SIN AND IS DAILY DRAWING US CLOSER TO HIM AND THE IMAGE WE WERE CREATED IN.

RENOVATION IS MESSY, IT TAKES TIME. AS WE LEARN HOW TO FIND, FOLLOW, AND BE LIKE JESUS, WE ARE OPENING OURSELVES TO THE RENOVATING WORK OF OUR SAVIOR, THE HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE OF US, AND THE LOVING MERCY OF THE FATHER. 


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THE VISION

A COMMUNITY HEALED AS THE KINGDOM OF GOD EXPANDS IN IN PORTAGE, KALAMAZOO, AND BEYOND.

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness & worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
— TITUS 2:11-14
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WHY WE ARE HERE

WE BELIEVE IN THE SPIRITUAL FORMATION OF EACH PERSON, WHICH IS THE PROCESS OF BEING RENEWAL TOWARDS THE IMAGE OF JESUS

We proclaim him, admonishing (advising, urging) and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
— COLOSSIANS 1:28
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THE TRADTION

WE ARE CONNECTED WITH THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH USA IN DOCTRINE AND STRUCTURE