WHO

WE ARE

MISSION

Our mission is to help more people experience a full life in Jesus Christ.

MORE CHANGED LIVES

We envision a movement of thousands of deeply changed people who are fully committed to God and on a focused mission to help more people experience life in Jesus Christ!

 

MORE SERVICES AND CAMPUSES

We envision dynamic, healthy, and modern Church Experience campuses throughout Pinellas County, West Pasco County, and Northwest Hillsborough County within 20 miles of the coast.

 

MORE SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

We envision coaching people through our Growth Steps and celebrating as people change to be more like Jesus!  We will add significant value to the lives of our people with Life Groups and Serving Teams, while heavily pouring into the next generation through Kid Experience and Student Experience.


MORE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We envision a strong Leadership Community within Church Experience that are continually developing as Christian leaders through our Leadership Pathway and passionate about carrying our culture as they lead.

 

MORE IMPACT

We envision helping the poor by unleashing compassion locally and globally, expanding God’s Kingdom by starting churches beyond our target area, and strengthening the greater Church by developing leaders and resources.  

VISION

PASSIONS

FIRST LOVE

We chase Jesus with spiritual intensity and before every other pursuit

 

EVERY. ONE. MATTERS.

We love and care because every person matters to God and every person matters to us

 

DREAM BIG, TAKE RISKS, EXPECT JESUS TO SHOW UP

We pray aggressively, embrace bold faith, and ask the Holy Spirit to guide us toward dynamic results

 

NO TRANSLATION REQUIRED

We communicate God’s unchanging truth in a fresh and modern way so our ever-changing world can “get it”

 

EVERYTHING SPEAKS

We are committed to focused excellence, creativity, and inspiring environments


ENJOY EVERY MOMENT

We are a joy-filled, contagious community, saturated with warmth and laughter


CHARACTER DEFINES CULTURE

We speak up to preserve a healthy, positive, genuine, and God-honoring culture


HUNGRY FOR MORE LIFE CHANGE

We are laser focused on transformation as we strive to see more people experience a full life in Jesus Christ


STRENGTHENING THE CORE FOR IMMEASURABLY MORE

We relentlessly invest in making committed disciples and intentionally build better leaders


WHATEVER IT TAKES

We get to serve, sacrifice, and give ourselves away for Jesus and His mission

WE BELIEVE

in the Holy Trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit)

Gen. 1:1; 17:1; Ex. 3:13–15; 33:20; Deut. 6:4; Ps. 90:2; Isa. 40:28–29; Matt. 3:16–17; 28:19; John 1:1–2; 4:24; 16:13; 17:3; Acts 5:3–4; 17:24–25; 1 Cor. 8:4, 6; Eph. 2:18; Phil. 2:6; Col. 1:16–17; 1 Tim. 1:17; Heb. 1:8; 1 John 5:20.


WE BELIEVE 

in the authority of the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God

Ps. 19:7; Matt. 5:17–19; 22:37–40; Luke 24:27, 44; John 1:45; 5:46; 17:17; Acts 17:2, 11; Rom. 1:2; 15:4, 8; 16:26; 2 Cor. 1:20; Gal. 1:8; Eph. 2:15–16; 1 Tim. 2:5; 2 Tim. 3:15–17; Heb. 4:12; 10:1; 11:39; James 1:21; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Peter 1:19–21


WE BELIEVE 

­­­­all have sinned and that God freely gives us the choice to accept or reject Jesus

Gen. 6:5; 8:21; Deut. 30:19; Josh. 24:15; 1 Kings 20:40; Ps. 51:5; Isa. 64:6;Jer. 17:9; Mark 7:21–23; Luke 16:15;John 7:17; Rom. 3:10–12; 5:12–21; 1 Cor. 15:22; Eph. 2:1–3; 1 Tim. 2:5; Titus 3:5; Heb. 11:6; Rev. 22:17


WE BELIEVE  

that sins are ­­­­only forgiven through Jesus Christ

Gen. 3; 6:5; Ps. 1; 32:1–5; 51; Is. 6:5; Jer. 17:9–10; Matt. 16:24–27; 22:36–40; Mk. 7:20–23; John 16:8–9; Rom. 1:18–25; 3:23; 5:12–14; 6:15–23; 7:1–8:9; 8:18–24; 14:23; I Cor. 3:1–4; Gal. 5:16–25; Eph. 2:1–22; Col. 1:21–22; 3:5–11


WE BELIEVE 

that through faith in Jesus we are made right with God, forgiven, and adopted by God

Hab. 2:4; Acts 13:38–39; 15:11; 16:31; Rom. 1:17; 3:28; 4:2–5; 5:1–2; Gal. 3:6–14; Eph. 2:8–9; Phil 3:9; Heb. 10:38, John 1:12–13; 3:3, 5–8; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 2:5, 10, 19; 4:24; Col. 3:10; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3–4; 2


WE BELIEVE 

that faith in Jesus and repentance work together in salvation

Mark 1:15; Luke 5:32; 13:3; 24:47; John 3:16; 17:20; 20:31; Acts 5:31; 10:43; 11:18; 16:31; 20:21; 26:20; Rom. 1:16; 2:4; 10:8–10, 17; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 2:8; 4:4–6; Phil. 3:9; 2 Thess. 2:13; 2 Tim. 2:25; Heb. 11:6; 12:2; 1 Peter 1:9; 2 Peter 3:9


WE BELIEVE 

God has an intentional and loving purpose for humanity

Matt. 5:16; 7:16–20; John 15:8; Rom 3:20; 4:2, 4, 6; Gal. 2:16; 5:6; Eph. 2:10; Phil. 1:11; Col. 1:10; 1 Thess. 1:3; Titus 2:14; 3:5; James 2:18, 22; 1 Peter 2:9, 12.


WE BELIEVE

God is the Creator and Designer of marriage, sex, and the family

Gen. 1:27–28; 2:18, 20, 23–24; Isa. 54:4–8; 62:5b; Jer. 3:14; Ezek. 16; Hosea 2; Mal. 2:14; Matt. 19:4–6; Mark 10:9; John 2:1–2, 11; 1 Cor. 9:5; Eph. 5:23–32; 1 Tim. 5:14; Heb. 13:4; Rev. 19:7–8.


WE BELIEVE 

God calls all Christians to spiritual growth

Gen. 17:1; Deut. 30:6; Ps. 130:8; Isa. 6:1–6; Ezek. 36:25–29; Matt. 5:8, 48; Luke 1:74–75; 3:16–17; 24:49; John 17:1–26; Acts 1:4–5, 8; 2:1–4; 15:8–9; 26:18; Rom. 8:3–4; 1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11; 2 Cor. 7:1; Eph. 4:13, 24; 5:25–27; 1 Thess. 3:10


WE BELIEVE

God equips His children with gifts of the Spirit to serve others in ministry

Luke 11:13; 24:49; Acts 1:4; 2:38–39; 8:19–20; 10:45; 11:17; Rom. 12:4–8; 1 Cor. 12:1–14:40; Eph. 4:7–8, 11–16; Heb. 2:4; 13:20–21; 1 Peter 4:8–11


WE BELIEVE 

in the Church as the Body and Bride of Jesus Christ

Matt. 16:18; 18:17; Acts 2:41–47; 9:31; 11:22; 12:5; 14:23; 15:22; 20:28; 1 Cor. 1:2; 12:28; 16:1; 2 Cor. 1:1; Gal. 1:2; Eph. 1:22–23; 2:19–22; 3:9–10, 21; 5:22–33; Col. 1:18, 24; 1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Thess. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:15; Heb. 12:23


WE BELIEVE 

in teaching the sacraments of baptism and communion

Matt. 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24; Luke 22:19–20; John 6:48–58; 1 Cor. 5:7–8; 10:3–4, 16–17; 11:23–29,Matt. 3:13–17; 28:19; Mark 1:9–11; John 3:5, 22, 26; 4:1–2; Acts 2:38–39, 41; 8:12–17, 36–38; 9:18; 16:15, 33; 18:8; 19:5; 22:16


WE BELIEVE 

in the second coming of Jesus Christ

Job 19:25–27; Isa. 11:1–12; Zech. 14:1–11; Matt. 24:1–51; 25; 26:64; Mark 13:1–37; Luke 17:22–37; 21:5–36; John 14:1–3; Acts 1:6–11; 1 Cor. 1:7–8; 1 Thess. 1:10; 2:19; 3:13; 4:13–18; 5:1–11, 23; 2 Thess. 1:6–10; 2:1–12;  


WE BELIEVE 

in the resurrection of the dead (each person will live forever either in heaven or hell)

Job 19:25–27; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 22:30–32; 28:1–20; Mark 16:1–8; Luke 14:14; 24:1–53; John 5:28–29; 11:21–27; 20:1— 21:25; Acts 1:3; Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 6:14; 15:1–58; 2 Cor. 4:14; 5:1–11; 1 Thess. 4:13–17; Rev. 20:4–6, 11–13.


WE BELIEVE

in God’s wrath against sin, His grace, and the final judgment of all persons

Eccl. 12:14; Matt. 10:15; 25:31–46; Luke 11:31–32; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Rom. 2:16; 14:10–12; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7; Rev. 20:11–13


WE BELIEVE 

that there is an eternal heaven and an eternal hell

Dan. 12:2; Matt. 25:34–46; Mark 9:43–48; Luke 13:3; John 8:21–23; 14:2–3; 2 Cor. 5:6, 8, 10; Heb. 2:1–3; 9:27–28; 10:26–31; Rev. 20:14–15; 21:1—22:5, 14–15

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