Leading People into a Transforming Relationship with Jesus.
To Lead an ONLY GOD movement that transforms the soul, the city and the world.
Grace and growth are inseparably connected.
We are compelled by the audacious grace of the gospel that accepts all people, and we are committed to the never-ending work of the gospel that challenges us to expect that we will never stop growing. In other words, grace and growth are inseparably connected. (John 15:16 Message Version)
We believe that all people are created from community – Father, Son, Spirit – for the purpose of community. We believe that we were designed to live deeply with one another, praying for and confessing our sins to each other, bearing burdens, sharing possessions, celebrating and mourning, reflecting truth, and righting the wrongs of the world as we walk through life together. (Acts 2:42-47)
We believe that the Bible teaches the full equality of men and women in creation, redemption and spiritual gifting, and we are called to treat one another regardless of race, gender, or belief with esteeming respect and care.
(Gen 1:26-28, 2:23, 5:1-2; 1Cor 11:11-12; Gal 3:13, 28, 5:1).
We are compelled to develop the people of Soul City to make a profound impact in the city and around the world. We will help people learn how to engage and shape culture, be distinctive in their vocation, serve their families and friends with excellence, and lead with the heart of a servant. We are committed to developing emotionally healthy leaders that lead with humble authority and holy ambition.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
The church is better seven days of the week, instead of just one.
We believe that 7 days of the week have more potential than just one. Far too many people describe church as a service they attend or a building they visit. We long for the church to have an incarnational impact on our community every day of the week. Our hope is that the city rejoices over our presence and partnership in bringing renewal and restoration.
(Proverbs 11:10, Isaiah 1:17)
There are few things more clear in scripture than God’s love for the oppressed, overlooked, and under resourced. When it comes to our neighbors in need, God has not wavered in Justice, Mercy, and Compassion…why should we? Soul City strives to be Good Neighbors and Active Advocates by generously sharing our time, resources, and privileges with those who have little, less, or none. We believe that this is our clearest and most compelling apologetic to a hungry, hurting and skeptical world. (Isaiah 58:10)
Offering the best of who you are and what you have.
Excellence simply put is doing the very best with what you’ve been given. This both raises the bar and takes the pressure off. Meaning, we strive to offer our very best of what God entrusts us with – whether it be spiritual gifts, resources, facilities, ministries, or the moments we have together. We believe this kind of excellence quite simply and powerfully honors God and inspires others. (Colossians 3:17)
Our Creator is a Creative God who has created us in His image to be Creative. We seek to be Creative and Innovative in everything we do and in every way we do it. The cement will always be somewhat wet around Soul City, and we’re okay with that. (Genesis 1:27)
WHAT we do and HOW we do it are intricately connected and equally important. We strive to be grateful, wise, innovative and responsible with the resources God has entrusted to us. We seek the deepest and highest return on every one of our investments, whatever they may be. This is how we honor God and remind ourselves that all this stuff is not ours, but rather on loan. (Matthew 25:21)
Creating Moments that lead to Movement
We create Moments to Come.
We create Moments to Connect.
We create Moments to Contribute.
We create Moments to Change.
Soul City Church affirms and aligns with the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen