A trail map is both an invitation and a guide. It is an invitation to experience beauty, wonder, and adventure for yourself. But it is also a guide to follow, based on the experience and effort of others who surveyed the landscape long before you arrived on the scene.

The Apostles’ Creed is like a trail map. As a guide, it points out a reliable path walked by thousands of past generations of Christians, from all parts of the world, who followed Jesus before us. But it is also an invitation to step out onto the trail before us and follow Jesus ourselves, in our ordinary, everyday life.

This is not a dry series on doctrine. Belief in the Christian faith is actually not about checking the right boxes or signing onto the right statements. It’s about receiving the good news of who God is and what God has done in Jesus Christ. It’s about trust – growing in trust of the God who reveals himself to us. It’s about orienting our lives more and more towards Jesus. It’s about the very faith that fuels our daily lives.

  • Is There Anyone Out There?

    April 24, 2022

    Leanor Ortega Till

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth… We all wonder, “Is this all there is? Are we all alone?” The Christian story claims that there is more to this world than what we see – that God exists and made everything (all we see, all we don’t see.) This all-powerful God reveals himself to us as “Father” – this God wants to be known and wants to connect with us in a relation of love and care.

  • What's God Like?

    May 1, 2022

    Pastor Katie Fowler

    …and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord… If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus. Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God. Simply put: “God is like Jesus.” In the words of Michael Ramsey, “God is Christlike and in him is no un-Christlikeness at all.” Sadly, many people (even many Christians) have a mental picture of a God that is not like Jesus at all.

  • Who Is Jesus?

    May 8, 2022

    Pastor Chuck Fowler

    …who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary… There’s a new way to be human – Jesus shows us how. Jesus is truly God, and also the true human. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. In sharing our humanity, Jesus went down to the depth of our fall so he could raise us to the heights of his glory

  • Can The World Be Made Right?

    May 15, 2022

    Pastor Ed Black

    …suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell… Something is wrong with the world. Few people would dispute that. But the more challenging question is, “Can the world be made right?” Christianity claims, paradoxically, it is the death of Jesus on the cross that has the power to set the world right again.

  • Who's In Charge Here?

    May 22, 2022

    Pastor Ed Black

    …the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty… The world can seem unhinged. It can make us ask, “Who’s in charge here anyway?” The Christian Scriptures tell us that Jesus, the one who died and rose again, is the one in charge – he’s the one who ascended to the throne of the universe. Is this hopelessly naïve? Maybe. But men and women who believed this ended the slave trade, stopped apartheid, unseated tyrants, and outlasted empires. So who really is in charge here?