"For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross." Colossians 1:19-20
The PATH is a church guiding people to glorify God in all areas of life.
We are as interested in living as we are for thinking. Too often, we reduce faith to some far off shape, but Jesus Christ calls us to live and to love, to think and to feel, right now. Our concern is for the truth and love of God to be exhibited in our daily walk and not just in our discussions. Of course we are not perfect in our walk but are depending on the Lord to help us as we take each step on this path. You are invited to join us as we worship and walk together.
We believe life was never intended to be a a solo project and real transformation happens in and through relationships, first with the Lord and then with others. Love the Lord. Love others as yourself. Both of those are much more difficult on our own. God intends His people to LIVE, WALK and SHARE in the context of community. The church is Jesus’s body. It has many parts, but it is one body, so it takes many of us committed to each other’s development to help us each become more like Jesus.
"THEREFORE BE IMITATORS OF GOD, AS BELOVED CHILDREN. AND WALK IN LOVE, AS CHRIST LOVED US AND GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR US, A FRAGRANT OFFERING AND SACRIFICE TO GOD." -EPHESIANS 5:1-2
Jesus is the only hope for every person in our city, and we exist to see it’s people transformed by the power of the gospel. Believers are called to live as people bought with a price, walk in a manner worthy of the gospel, and share not only the good news, but our lives as well. These three areas provide guidance for all of life’s paths.
The PATH Church is a group of people looking to God to help us LIVE, WALK, and SHARE the good news of what He has done and is doing.
The word "live" comes out in a variety of ways and contexts for each of us. We might talk about the city we "live", the neighborhood we "live" in, or even the idea of "living" in our own heads. Ultimately, life and specifically "living" is intensely personal. We want to be people who are growing in our daily, individual headspace, our personal thought lives revealing themselves in our attitudes and actions. "Living" for the glory of God is the moment by moments aspect of what we are going through yielding to Jesus Christ as Lord. Romans 8:13 says, "For if you LIVE according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will LIVE." The context is about things going on inside our heads, i.e. fear, consider, etc... as much as it is about how we interact with the things around us.
We are told repeatedly to "walk" in a manner worthy of the calling of God. In fact, the Apostle Paul addresses our "walk" seven times in the short book of Ephesians alone and nearby thirty times in his letters. Though the lines are admittedly blurred between living and walking, keep it simple by thinking of it as the interactions we have with those around us. We can live in our heads (and we want God to reign there), but we also interact with people through all "walks of life". May our interactions with our neighbors and co-workers, friends and acquaintances continually be formed and re- formed into things which bring God glory. For too many people, our "walk" has not matched our talk. We want to be people living on mission, "walking" with Jesus in our neighborhoods, our workplaces, and our spheres of influence. The church is not to withdraw from culture, but to be a transform- ing influence in culture for the glory of God. Mark 2:15-17; Acts 17:16-32
It’s not enough to just have “better thoughts” (LIVE) or to just try to “be nicer peo- ple” (WALK). Even if you don’t believee the message of Christianity, you know there is more to life. God calls us to think differently about "sharing". "But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own chil- dren. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to SHARE with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8. We want to be people who are sharing in ways that cause the world around us to re-evaluate the love of God, to look at the church again as a place of hope, and to re-examine the claims of Christ and the call to follow Him.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." -Habakkuk 2:14
Too often we try to fill the earth with our fame and power. We try to make much of our name, our strength, our abilities and then we are surprised when it leaves us wanting and unfulfilled.
Why? Because we were never meant to rest in our own abilities, but to trust in Lord, the One who is worthy.
“The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters covers the sea.”
The earth is the Lord’s, and He will fill it with His glory.
"The glory of God is the purpose, the goal of mission, and our one aim is that we should praise and glorify Him." --Leslie Newbigin
The Prophet Habakkuk closes this chapter with these awesome words in verse 20: “The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”
Let all the nations be still and know that he is God. His glory will fill the earth, not the glory of a country, a leader, or even you or I.
Chad Puckett - Planting Pastor
Our family is a part of this community and we want to live brightly in our neighborhood, in the schools, in our interactions with people who may be scared or hurt by church. We pray we would be a blessing and not a burden to all the people crossing our path.
Through Christ we are looking to bring light to darkness. We want to love people and this community and be blessing to everyone, whether they agree with us or not. Living as a church, outside of Sunday or a building, is for us a declaration of the overwhelming love of God, a tangible proclamation of the reconciling work of the cross, an instrument of worship, a weapon against sin, and a tool for evangelism—all for the exaltation of Jesus.