Let’s admit a few things right up front…
First, church isn’t about you or me, and so having a page on our website that encourages you to find the right church for you is a little awkward. At The Gathering, we want to be a church that is for you, not about you, and that means that you will often find comfort in knowing that you don’t journey alone, but will often be uncomfortable. That’s just the nature of truth, and because we value Biblical truth and authentic relationships, there are times we will teach the hard things from the Bible. We’d never want someone to feel like they don’t fit because of that, but we do recognize a second reality.
Everyone won’t fit here, and we believe that finding a body of believers that fits you and your family is extremely important to successful spiritual growth. 1 Corinthians 12:12 says that we all are different, and yet form on body. Ephesians 2:21 goes even further and explains that we are joined together (literally means that we fit together like a puzzle) as a holy dwelling place for God. As much as we’d like everyone to say they fit at The Gathering, we know that’s unrealistic.
Our desire – and God’s desire, too – is that you grow in spiritual maturity in the body that you were made for, and if that body isn’t The Gathering, then we gladly recommend these churches in our area that have the same desire for you.