Mission & Vision

For the glory of God and the good of Durham.

In 2010, two friends started dreaming and praying about a planting a church in downtown Durham. That dream became a reality when an initial group committed to meeting in June 2013 for weekly Bible study, prayer, and discussion on the church. We officially launched our first public worship service in January 2014, and God has been so gracious to us!

And by the grace of God, we have experienced tremendous growth. What began as a prayer, then a group of 40 people, has turned into something so much larger.

As we look ahead, we know God has called us to be a church that loves its place and seeks His glory. We are hopeful to be a place where those asking questions, those who might say they are not connected to a church, would feel welcome. We continue to seek to be a diverse community that reflects the beautiful makeup of our city. And we are hoping to be a community that seeks justice and mercy for those on the margins of society.

Our Mission

We want to see spiritual renewal. To see individual lives changed and community formed by believing the gospel, belonging to community & becoming more like Christ.
We want to see social renewal. To help cultivate flourishing for all people through championing mercy and pursuing justice for individuals and in systems. 
We want to see cultural renewal. To be people who integrate our faith into our vocations, recreations & creations.

Our Values

Grace centered.

Worship driven.

Cross cultural.

We believe no one is too bad, or too good, to be beyond the reach of God's grace. God welcomes the sure and the unsure. The grace of Christ has the power to transform the believer and the unbeliever.
We believe that everyone is hungering and thirsting for more in this life, and that God alone can satisfy. And we believe our chief end is to glorify God by enjoying Him and boasting in what He has accomplished.
We believe all people are created in the image of God, and that the gospel of Jesus breaks down barriers across race, ethnicity, and class. We want our church body to reflect the diversity of our city.

Outward serving.

We believe God sent His Son to come and serve, not to be served. And we believe that through the power of God we are sent to serve as His people --to be His hands and feet to one another, our neighbor, our city, and our world.

Kingdom catalysts.

We believe God called us to plant a church in the heart of downtown Durham, and to also be a catalyst--a church that helps create a movement. This includes helping in the work of other church plants, for-profits, and non-profits, in Durham and beyond.