the imperfect church
imperfect people pursuing a perfect God.
The Imperfect Church exists to pursue honest, transparent, and transformative relationships with God and people, based on the reality of every human being’s imperfection and the perfect, unconditionally loving nature of God.
The Imperfect Church is a gathering of Christian believers, skeptics, and non-believers who are exploring faith together and experiencing life in pursuit of God’s reality. In the Christian scriptures, the origins of the word “church” come from the Greek concept of “ecclesia,” which means “the gathering of those who belong together.”
There is a central doctrine of the historic, orthodox Christian Church that while not lost to any theologian, pastor, or even most doctrinal statements of Bible-believing churches, it has been thoroughly missed by the average North American Christian. It's missing is the fault of casual theology, of simplistic teaching, and of fearful mismanagement of our relationships within the church.
This central doctrine of Christianity is about the unlimited and unconditional grace of God for all humans, and how any authentic transformation of the human life is singularly a supernatural act of God in the believer’s heart.
The most important fabric of our church is the multiple Small Gatherings that happen in homes, coffee shops, and gathering places around our community. Groups of individuals and families meet on a consistent basis in organic, relaxed, and authentic settings to “do life” together and to fulfill the greatest purposes of being the church.