Nativity realizes that a first visit can be a little intimidating, but we want to make your visit with us a welcome one.
We look forward to meeting you!
Who are we?
Nativity is a place where people discover God’s grace, know the joy of His acceptance and experience the peace of His forgiveness. Together, we grow in our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior, Lord, and friend. Together, we offer the Good News of God’s love to the world in which we live.
What is the MISSION?
Love | hope | joy | peace
Nativity is a hospitable congregation sent by Jesus Christ to make disciples who will make a difference by bringing God’s love, hope, joy and peace to the world.
* Hospitable refers to an environment that is accepting and is safe physically, emotionally and spiritually.
** A disciple is a person who wants to be more like Jesus.
Love: Amazing Grace, unconditional love that communicates there is nothing we can do that will make God love us more and there is nothing we can do that will make God love us less.
Hope: Energy for living.
Joy: The experience of allowing God to direct our lives, surrendering our will to God’s will. It is the emotion we experience when we desire to please someone we love. Lyricists often refer to it as “Sweet Surrender.”
What are the core values?
These are the timeless guiding principles for our Church.
- Spiritual Growth (becoming more like Jesus Christ).
- Hospitality (an environment of spiritual, emotional and physical safety).
- Innovation and excellence.
Community (small groups that grow).
- Personal integrity (our words and deeds demonstrate trust, honesty, respect, wellness, accountability, inclusivity, diversity, shared ministry, small groups that multiply, and faith applied to life).
Nativity fosters a community of disciples who are passionate about their spirituality.
What is our core scripture?
Gospel of Matthew 22:37-40
“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”