Refuge Church helps people find refuge in Jesus.How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. – Psalm 36:7God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1
We are a church for (the real) you – focused on (the real) Jesus.
While there are many churches in our area, we are a little different because we realize that people are different. We’ll accept you as you are and point you to a Jesus who IS. We aren’t about corporate Christianity or vague spirituality. Instead we’re here to build a community around grace and truth.
Our values define our belief system which guides our Refuge processes and systems; these values guide our plan, our daily actions, and our decisions:We Have Good News (The Gospel) – Jesus is real and what He did changes everything. Through Jesus, God’s power has entered history to renew the whole world. When we learn to rely on Jesus (instead of on ourselves) God’s power changes our lives.We believe people need both Grace and Truth -Following Jesus isn't about holding to a certain set of rules. We received unmerited favor (grace) in the context of real, capital "T" truth. The spill out of this is that everyone is welcome, everyone can be forgiven and everyone has a seat at the table.We Know Relationships Matter - Community shapes our worlds, so we create environments were healthy relationships can grow. Where most people are so busy just getting through the day, we intentionally carve out time to be with people.We are Imperfect People Growing Together - Jesus’ Good News changes people from the inside out. Jesus gives us a new identity, setting us free from guilt, religion and the need to perform. Jesus sets us free to accept people we once excluded, and to break our slavery to stuff (even good stuff) that once drove us. The good news tears down walls between people of different behaviors and beliefs, clearing room at the foot of the cross.We Live Boldly and Sacrificially - Jesus is Good News, our Savior & Lord ... He is also our example. Since Jesus came to serve and not be served, people with the power of God unleashed in their lives can’t help but serve the world around them. We do this by using our time, gifts and resources for the needs of others, especially the disenfranchised and the poor. We give generously. We serve gladly. That's just what a follower of Jesus does.