Bel Air South has always been a connecting point within our county. People connect to several major roads right here in our community. Although it has been an area of physical connecting, the community here has not been very relationally connected. In fact we did interviews and demographic research asking people what the number one need facing our community. People shared almost across the board who they felt disconnected. We've made it our mission to challenge the disconnectedness in our community. We focus on neighborhoods and engaging neighbors. We host over 50 events in the commuity each year to help bring people together. Our vision is to see people connected to Jesus, community, and purpose.
Below are a few of our values as we begin this new church:
Connecting Community: Connecting Church is a place where people can connect in relationships. We want to see people connect in a deeper relationship with God and one another. All of us are on a journey through life and can stumble along the way, so we will be a church who will extend grace to those who are hurting and feel far from God. We don’t want anyone to go through life alone. People matter to God and matter to us!
Connecting Families: Connecting Church is a place for families. We believe God’s main place for growth and mission is within our families, but we often need help making this a reality. We will focus on strengthening marriages and helping to equip parents according to God’s Word. Connection will invest in a dynamic ministry for the whole family as we seek to become the people God desires us to become.
Connecting Worship: Connecting Church is all about worship. Worship is not just something Christians do. People can give their chief attention to their jobs, their sports teams, their finances, and a host of other things. At Connecting, we want help people connect their worship back to God. We will do this through a dynamic corporate worship experience, strong biblical teaching, and individual heart change.
Connecting Service: Connecting Church is a place for service. We are committed to helping one another in the church through the various talents and resources God has given us, but also helping the community. We are not called to be a church in isolation, but rather will leverage our resources to make the community of Bel Air South a better place.
Connecting Mission: Connecting Church is a focused on mission. God has given us the amazing task of taking the gospel to the end of the earth. This call starts with the local church and our community, but we want to see every nation know the name of Jesus. We will be committed to an external focus as we serve the community, reach out to those far from Christ, plant new churches, and partner missions all over the world.