ZOE is real. It isn’t a place where people fake it and pretend like life is perfect. We embrace the struggle because sometimes life is a struggle. Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes things don’t go the way you plan, or even the way you want. It’s OK to be honest about that. God can handle it. And so can we. But we also embrace the struggle of faith. We don’t believe in spiritual platitudes. We don’t believe that faith means there aren’t questions or wrestling. Instead, we encourage the wrestling because it produces a more complete and grounded faith that can actually endure.
ZOE is life. In fact, that’s what ZOE means. But not the everyday, ordinary kind of life. It’s the abundant, overflowing, eternal, spiritual life that only comes from Jesus. That’s why we say we are gospel centered. Gospel means good news. And the good news isn’t a religious system or lifeless rituals. In fact, the good news isn’t even about what we do, it’s about what God has done on our behalf. It’s about the life he’s made available through the saving work of Jesus Christ. Jesus said this, “The thief comes only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, but I have come that they may have life (ZOE) and have it to the full.”
ZOE is together. Church isn’t a building, an event, or an institution. It’s a family. We don’t go to church. We are the church. Our goal isn’t to build a large audience to assemble each weekend. Our goal is to be a community of people who genuinely love and serve one another. A diverse community where people of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic standings join together to give the world a picture of what heaven looks like. And together, do whatever we can to take the hope of Jesus to our families, friends, communities, and the world.
Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?
We are gospel centered.
We embrace the struggle.
We are the church.
Sunday service gives you the opportunity to worship God with the ZOE family, grow in your own relationship with Him, and invite others to join you. The environment allows you to learn, celebrate, and refocus. If you miss a service, you can join us via livestream or watch/listen to the message online at a later time.
One of the best ways to grow in your faith is to begin serving. Not only does it help you live like Jesus, it’s a meaningful way to get involved at ZOE and meet new people. It will also help you transition from seeing ZOE as a place you attend into a community you are a part of.
Your faith was never meant to be lived out alone. That’s why we encourage you to develop meaningful relationships with people who challenge you, celebrate with you, and pick you up in the hard times. You can find those people in one of our groups.