Why are we here? As one of the churches on the First Coast, we want to be a part of God’s mission here by learning to imitate Christ while helping others do the same until the Church of Jesus prevails and God’s Kingdom is revealed in every square inch of our city.
What do we do? If you follow Jesus, we believe you have been called, like every follower of Jesus, to be a part of God’s work where you live: loving and serving neighbors, sharing the good news of the gospel, inviting others to follow Jesus, and showing them how. We believe that involves promoting grace, addressing injustice, and participating in forgiveness and reconciliation. If you live on the First Coast and follow Jesus, you are expected to be a part making the First Coast more like heaven. (That’s what we pray for every time we pray the Lord’s prayer: …thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.) So we exist to invite, encourage, and equip people to live life on mission, to be a part of what God is doing.
What It’s Like: LoveFirst Coast is a non-traditional, non-denominational church. We are small community following Jesus together. We meet in homes and borrowed spaces. Spending time with us feels very much like spending time with an extended family and friends. We really enjoy being with new people. We encourage and challenge one another to follow Jesus and serve him where he leads us in life, work, and in our networks of relationships. We help one another discover ways to follow Jesus wherever we go.
Sustainable Patterns for Mission: We believe that the best life any human being could lead is one patterned after the life-style of Jesus. Therefor, we work at helping people to live “Up”- developing a closer relationship with God; “In” – building relationships and investing in others so that we can help one another follow Jesus; and “Out” – addressing and meeting the world’s great needs with the love, grace, and power of God.
We try to live what we believe. You can read more about that here.