GIVING OURSELVES

TO MAKE THE GOSPEL

GOOD NEWS FOR OTHERS

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about our community. We believe you belong here. Don’t worry about whether you look the part or act the part (whatever you think that might be). We don’t have to agree on every religious or political idea in order to be a part of what Jesus is doing in our midst. In fact, when we come together around Jesus in spite of our differences we get to experience a beautiful picture of the way God designed the Church. The Holy Spirit wants to do amazing things in each of our lives.

You may have wondered what God is like or what the Bible actually says. We believe God looks like Jesus and that the Bible is a story that points to Him. We’d love to invite you into that story and show you how a Jesus-looking God changes everything. It is this view of Jesus that shapes what we believe and how we live in this world with others. It brings meaning to our pain, hope to our suffering, and a future to create. This world is broken, but Jesus wants to use people like us to make all things new.

The apostle John quoted Jesus when He said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). This is the abundant life that is only found in Him. It’s why the Gospel is referred to as good news. The mission of Abundant Life Church is simple: “Giving ourselves to make the Gospel good news for others.” The Gospel is inherently good news, but there are too many examples of people turning it into bad news for others by the way they use it only for their personal gain. We invite you to experience the good news for yourself and then join us in extending it to those around us.

We’d love to see you soon at one of our campuses.

Pastor Jeremy & Michelle Jernigan

What we believe

We affirm the essential beliefs of the Church, including:

  • the inspiration and authority of Scripture
  • the triune nature of God
  • the deity, humanity, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • the creation of the world
  • the fall of humanity
  • the need for salvation in Jesus alone
  • the return of Jesus
  • and God’s ultimate victory over evil

For all other nonessential areas of the faith we provide grace and community. We have plenty of opinions about all sorts of things, but we have very few official stances as a church. Our goal is not to dissolve our various aspects of diversity, but rather to join together in spite of them because of our pursuit of Jesus.

At Abundant Life, there’s not a membership plan with perks and benefits. Instead, we ask our family to serve our guests. We want to give ourselves to make the Gospel good news for others.

What it means to be a family member at ALC:

  • You have been baptized by immersion
  • You attend intentionally (weekend worship and Life Groups)
  • You serve regularly (see our serving application here)
  • You give generously (sacrificing for others, not a percentage)

We invite you to check things out as a guest in hopes that one day you’ll choose to become part of this family with us. We want others to see the good news of the Gospel because of the way we live it out.

Baptisms

About Baptism

Baptism is a part of the process of declaring yourself a Christ Follower.  Through baptism, you are publicly demonstrating that you agree Jesus Christ is Lord, He died to pay for your sins, He rose from the dead, and He is alive today.  If you believe in Christ and commit to following him, you are ready to be baptized. It is one of the most exciting moments in your spiritual life.  Baptism opportunities happen each weekend during our services at each of our campuses.

For more information, email baptisms@alcpnw.com. 

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