A Different Kind of Community

At Sideris we pursue community because we believe that apart from it we are incomplete as human beings and incapable of fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. As the church...


SHOULD WE PURSUE COMMUNITY FOR COMMUNITY’S SAKE?

Now, please do not misunderstand my rhetoric. Church ought to deliver on people’s basic God-given desire for connection, belonging, and intimacy. At Sideris we are passionate and love community. We long for community. At our most basic level we are a community. We are not a building, a business, or a non-profit. But, how we answer this question will certainly shape why and how we actually PURSUE & DO community.


At Sideris we believe that our growing community will not be the end in and of itself. Instead, the community that develops will be a critical foundation from which we launch into much more.


As a community gathered BY GOD and FOR GOD we are invited to participate WITH GOD on His mission. Can this kind of community really be the same as the local PTA or Wednesday Night Poker?


WE DO COMMUNITY A LITTLE DIFFERENT

WE RAISE TOPICS OTHERS DARE NOT DISCUSS

WE DO DEPTH THAT IS A BIT UNCOMFORTABLE

WE WELCOME BROKEN PEOPLE & HELP MEND

To be honest, in many ways we are not a normal community. But, we are convinced that this kind of community will be refreshing to those left unsatisfied by the many normal communities available today.


Hopefully we have shown that starting a new church is about so much more than adding one more normal option to the buffet. Its not community for community.

We desire to be different and hopefully profound; a community where people discover their true identity and experience true connection; a space to explore, question, and discover; and a new family in which to belong and with which to serve others. At its best, the church helps us become more fully human; without it we cannot live into our full God-given capacity.


OUR COMMUNITY IS DYNAMIC

OUR COMMUNITY IS FOR OTHERS

OUR COMMUNITY IS ENGAGED

OUR COMMUNITY IS OPEN

OUR COMMUNITY IS PRODUCTIVE