Each church has a personality that is shaped by the core convictions it holds. Since our church has begun these convictions have shaped who we are and how we minister.



Gospel Centrality

Gospel Centrality is the belief that the message of the Gospel is more than the entry door into the Christian faith, but that the Gospel is the foundation for salvation, at the root of all authentic life change, and is the means by which we will receive an enteral inheritance. Many Christians are versed in the Gospel as a means of doctrine but practically operate each day according to legalism or license in the way they approach God, others, and even themselves. Gospel centered ministry is saturated in a grace that redeems, a grace that transforms, and is marked by an ever-growing understanding and appreication for what the believer has in Christ.

Expositional Preaching

Each passage of scripture has intended meaning. The goal of expositional preaching is to discover, explain, illustrate and apply this intended meaning. In expositional preaching the text produces the sermon versus the sermon producing the text. Along with a commitment to expositional preaching we predominantly walk through books of the bible chapter by chapter, verse by verse.

Disciple Making

This begins with making disciples and continues with growing disciples. Our vision is to see each member of our church developed in their Spiritual walk. This takes place through the corporate Gathering times, Gathering Groups, periodic electives and leadership development roles.

Truth and Spirit

We believe in the necessity of faithful Bible teaching and application. We also believe in the active presence of the Holy Spirit. Jesus calls us to worship in truth and Spirit.

Biblical Eldership

The Gathering is Jesus’ church. The Bible teaches He is the ultimate Shepherd of the Church Universal, and its local expressions. It also teaches God’s design to place a plurality of called, capable Pastors to oversee His local churches. These Pastors share equality and jointly labor together to faithfully shepherd matters pertaining to the whole of the church. Amongst this plurality is a lead Pastor, who will take a leading role. The Lead Pastor is often spoken of as a first amongst equals, likened to James in the Jerusalem church. Elders may be vocational edlers or lay elders. Our eldership consists of men who are called to shepherd and who meet the requirements of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.