A Church for the Equipping and Sending of the Saints
The Christian life is a response to the saving Grace of Jesus . At Mercy's Door our longing is to see Christians grow deeper into their understanding of the gospel and to see non- believers' lives radically transformed by the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. As Christians come to better understand the scandalous gift of Christ's finished work through gospel centered worship and gospel centered community we believe that they will long to live life on gospel centered mission in order to love the community around them and desire to proclaim the redemptive work of Christ to others.
GOSPEL CENTERED WORSHIP
We gather together as the body of Christ to worship God, hear from His Holy Scriptures, and remind each other of the sacrifice and salvation of Christ through Communion. When Mercy's Door gathers together to worship God, we come together with expectation that God will meet us there; songs are sung to point us back to the truth of who God is and what He has done, preaching comes from His word and seeks to reveal the depths of His glory and grace, and communion is taken together as a family covered by the righteousness of Christ.
GOSPEL CENTERED COMMUNITY
We live life together in authentic community to encourage each other, pray for each other, and remind each other of the finished work of Christ. Because Christ saved us while we were yet sinners and promises to complete in us the work he has begun, we seek to live life openly and honestly; sharing our doubts, fears, sins, addictions, and struggles, and trusting that we will point each other back to the gospel. Living life in this type of gospel centered community deepens our relationships with Christ and each other, and encourages us to pursue joy in our lives by following Christ's example.
GOSPEL CENTERED MISSION
We live life for and love our communities because God first loved us and gave Himself up for us. Therefor, we live life on mission so that we might be a blessing to those around us and see redemption in the lives of others through the gospel message. Our lives are busy and often consumed with activities and pursuits we hope will bring us value, identity, approval, comfort, and joy. But in Christ we find all these abundantly and much more, which allows us to live life intentionally and sacrificially, that those around us might feel Christ's love through us and hear the good news of His sacrifice by us.