What is the Branch Community?
As the Branch Community, we have a desire to impact lives in five ways - physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, and socially. Each area is measured through a process known as The Life Growth Journey. This "journey" is designed to respond to individual situations rather than form a cookie cutter approach to life. It combines increased situational awareness with resources that help to fuel one’s potential for Life Growth (stability during unstable times).
Why do we go to this extreme? Simple. God brought us through what we have been through to prepare us for where we are going. Our efforts are neither sympathy nor empathy. They are based on life experiences and wisdom that grew out of God's faithfulness during life's situations, difficulties, joys, and adventures. We simply want to share life with others, and we would love for you to join us on our journey and share your life, too.
What is our focus?
The Bible is God’s word to us and is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as God through the unmatched unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus, the son of God, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the wrongs of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over death. He, then, ascended to Heaven and will one day return again to earth to establish his kingdom and grant his followers an eternal place in it.
Salvation, is a term that refers to mending a broken relationship between a person and God. It is God’s free gift to people. In other words, we can never earn salvation by self-improvement or good works.
Sanctification is a process of growing in character and Christian maturity that produces a life filled with eternal significance.
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is holy. He provides every believer with spiritual gifts, and we seek to live under his control daily.
Eternal Life is the reward of a restored relationship with God. People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God because of our actions or eternally with God through our trust in His forgiveness.
We are committed to being a team of people working together and centering our lives on the teachings and character of Jesus Christ. We accomplish our goal through:
1. Love completely. (Matthew 22:37-40)
2. Share unconditionally. (Matthew 10:7-8)
3. Live honorably. (Colossians 3:16-17)
Our mission is to heighten each person's ability to live a stable life in an unstable environment by increasing personal awareness and personal resources in five ways - physically, spiritually, emotionally, intillectually, and socially.
Worship - Celebrating God together
Fellowship - Communicating His love
Discipleship - Constructing mature Christians
Service - Caring for the community
Evangelism - Connecting people to Jesus Christ
To Live and Lead in: